United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Home Safety - Indoor Air and Radon
1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20460-0003
Distance: 393 Miles
Home safety programs provide education, information or consultation about physical risks in your residence and how to eliminate them to promote health and well-being
Information and resources about keeping homes, schools and businesses safe places to breathe
Learn about indoor air quality threats, and what can be done about them, including:
* Biological pollutants (like mold)
* Carbon Monoxide (CO)
* Nitrogen Dioxide
* Particles in air
* Tobacco smoke
* Heating smoke
* Volatile Organic Compounds
Learn about topics, including:
* Environmental asthma triggers
* How to make schools safer for air quality
* Floods and climate change impact on indoor air
* How to get rid of air quality problems
* Check out a sample house for places to look for air problems
* The science behind indoor air quality
* Who to contact for more information and help
The Office of Radiation and Indoor Air provides information on radon, including:
* Health risks
* Test kits
* Map of radon zones
* Radon professionals
* Real estate
* Testing and fixing your home
* State radon contacts
* Drinking water
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
Other Services or resources
This provider does not offer other services or resources at this location.
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JP-6500.1900-050Asbestos Information Definition
Programs that provide general information about asbestos as a substance, the areas in a home where it is typically found, associated safety hazards, testing procedures and suggestions for removal. Asbestos is a fibrous, incombustible form of magnesium and calcium silicate that is used in making insulating materials and which can cause lung disease with exposure.
JP-6500.1900-150Carbon Monoxide Information Definition
Programs that provide general information about carbon monoxide (a colorless, odorless, tasteless and toxic gas produced as a by-product of combustion), standards regarding safety levels, likely sources of the pollutant in a home or work environment, testing procedures and measures for remediation.
JP-6500.1900-330Indoor Air Pollution Information Definition
Programs that provide general information about the measures people can take to reduce the effects of indoor pollution and improve air quality in their homes, offices or other indoor settings. Indoor pollutants include carbon monoxide and other gases released from combustion sources such as oil, gas kerosene, coal, wood and tobacco products; household products such as air fresheners and cleaning solvents; emissions from malfunctioning stoves, furnaces or space heaters; toxins produced by building materials and furnishings; output from central heating and cooling systems and humidifiers; biological contaminants such as animal dander, insect parts from cockroaches and dust mites, molds and mildew, bacteria, viruses and pollen; and outdoor sources such as radon, pesticides, pollen, fungal spores and outdoor air pollution. Remediation measures include management of the pollution source, improved ventilation, local exhaust, exposure control and air cleaning.
JP-6500.1900-550Mold Pollution Information Definition
Programs that provide general information about mold as a pollutant, associated safety hazards and measures for remediation.
JP-6500.1900-700Radon Information Definition
Programs that provide general information about radon as a pollutant, associated safety hazards, testing procedures and possible mitigation strategies. Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, radioactive element that is produced by the radioactive decay of radium which is found in many materials including soil, rocks and building materials.
YZ-6910Public Health Issues Definition
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topics of environmental health, communicable disease control, immunizations and other public health issues.