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Indoor Air Quality

Environmental Protection Agency's Indoor Air Quality
Describes how indoor air pollution can also have significant effects on people's health.

The Inside Story: A Guide to Indoor Air Quality
EPA publication addressing indoor air pollution risk.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Offers publications concerning indoor air quality in the home.

EPA's Lead in Paint Dust and Soil
EPA's site provides fact sheets, resource guides and much more about lead in your home.

HUD Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control
This website offers many resources to learn about lead in your home and how to handle it.

OSHA-Lead in Construction
Before renovating, be sure to check to see if your home has lead paint or other parts of you home.

Guide to Asbestos in Your Home

Mold: Health Effects and Clean Up
Building Science Corporation also offers information on mold's health effects and clean up methods.

What You Need to Know About Mold
This article by Building Science Corporation answers questions about mold, what it is, where it grows, how it spreads, how you can prevent it.

A Citizen's Guide to Radon
Provided by EPA, this guide discusses general information related to radon.

Should You Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned?
Describes when and if you should clean your air ducts as a means of improving your home's indoor air quality.


The Center for Universal Design
National research, information, and technical assistance center that evaluates, develops, and promotes universal design in housing, public, and commercial facilities and related products.

The Design Linc
Online interior design information service helping people locate high-quality products and services for the physically challenged.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: People with Disabilities
Provides links to HUD resources and programs for housing needs of persons with disabilities.

Builder Safety

The Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO
Coordinates activity and provides resources to 14 affiliated trade unions in the construction industry.

Bureau of Labor Statistics Principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.

Center to Protect Worker's Rights
Focuses on safety and health in construction and related economic issues.

OSHA Residential Construction Safety and Health
Many OSHA standards apply to residential construction for the prevention of possible fatalities. Created with NAHB, this page provides information about those standards, and the hazards present in residential construction.

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