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Test Your Home for Radon: Quick Tips

Breathing radon can increase your risk of lung cancer. Follow these steps to check your home's radon level.

Review Date: December 27, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Carbon Monoxide Questions and Answers

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a deadly, colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. This page provides information on what the symptoms of CO poisoning are, how CO is produced, what one should do to prevent CO poisoning, and more.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

FAQ - Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Tools for Schools

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) responds to questions about indoor air quality (IAQ) in schools and provides the IAQ Tools for Schools Action Kit.

Review Date: January 26, 2012

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home

This guide provides information and guidance for homeowners and renters on how to clean up residential mold problems and how to prevent mold growth.

Review Date: February 15, 2011

Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

A CO Alarm Can Save Your Life

Learn about the importance of replacing batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms annually.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

An Introduction to Indoor Air Quality

This health information page provides facts about the causes of indoor air pollution and the health problems associated with it.

Review Date: January 26, 2012

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Asthma Triggers: Gain Control (Video)

Indoor allergens and irritants play a significant role in triggering asthma attacks. Triggers are things that can cause asthma symptoms. Work with your doctor to identify triggers, and develop a treatment plan that includes ways to reduce exposure.

Review Date: June 07, 2012

Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention

Learn how you can prevent harmful exposure to carbon monoxide (CO), an odorless, colorless gas that can cause illness and death.

Review Date: May 28, 2014

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon

This guide was developed to help home buyers and sellers address eight key questions about radon, a radioactive gas found in homes all over the United States. Learn about radon tests, kits, and results, and how to fix radon problems before you buy or sell a home.

Review Date: March 18, 2013

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Indoor Air Quality: Formaldehyde

Formaldehyde is a chemical used to manufacture building materials and numerous household products. Learn about its health effects, sources and levels found in the home, and ways to reduce exposure.

Review Date: March 11, 2013

Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Indoor Air Quality: Lead

Lead has long been recognized as a harmful environmental pollutant and threat to the health of children in the United States. Learn about the health effects of lead, and what you can do to reduce exposure to lead.

Review Date: January 06, 2012

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Indoor Air Quality--Mold Resources

Find information about mold--what it is, how to clean it up, and how it affects your health.

Review Date: February 15, 2011

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Protect Yourself from Mold

When returning to a home that has been flooded, be aware that mold may be present and may be a health risk for your family.

Review Date: February 15, 2011

National Center for Environmental Health - NCEH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention