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Healthy Homes

What factors are important when considering the health of your home? This is a good place to start.

Indoor Air Quality
Other Air Quality Hazards


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.

Indoor Air Quality [IMAGE: Indoor Air Quality Tech Set]

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.

The Department of Labor provides health and safety tips concerning indoor air quality as well as topics on their OSHA Indoor Air Quality site.

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

Washington State University Energy Cooperative ExtensionResource for information and recent findings on buildings standards, codes, IAQ issues, mold and moisture, and much more.

Other Air Quality Hazards


American Lung Association provides information on asbestos in the home, what it is and its related health effects.

Guide to Asbestos in Your Home, provided by the EPA


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 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.


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

The National Safety Council provides resources, training and other information related to radon, indoor air quality and human health.

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