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Home Environment FAQS:

This information is from the Environmental Protection Agency...

Asthma FAQs:

For answers to questions like these and more, please visit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asthma web page...


What is Asthma?

What Happens in an Asthma Attack?

Who Gets Asthma?

How are children affected by asthma?

What triggers asthma attacks?

About asthma triggers

If I have asthma, what can I do?

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Page:Main Page >>

For answers to the following questions, see the Indoor Air Quality FAQ...


What causes indoor air problems?

How does outdoor air enter a house?

What if you live in an apartment?

Lead Information:

For answers to the following questions and more, please visit the EPA's Sources of Indoor Air Pollution page...



Sources of Lead

Lead Health Effects

Steps to Reduce Exposure to Lead

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Other sources of lead >>


Downloads (PDF format):

List of High Risk Areas — (

Public Health Council Memoradum — (

Clarification of Requirements for Testing for Lead Paint in Residential Properties — (

Mold Resources:

For answers to the following questions and more, please visit the EPA's Mold Resources page...


Introduction to Molds

Basic Mold Cleanup

Ten Things You Should Know About Mold

Asthma and Mold

Floods / Flooding

Health and Mold

Homes and Mold

Indoor Air Regulations and Mold

Large Buildings and Mold

Schools and Mold and Indoor Air Quality

Other Mold-Related Resources

Also visit the Center For Disease Control Prevention site for an easy-to-read Q&A on stachybotryschartarum and other molds at:

This site provides you with an easy-to-read Q&A on stachybotrys chartarum and other molds.


Radon Gas:For answers to the following questions and more, please visit the EPA's Radon Frequent Questions page...


Sources of Radon

What are the health effects from exposure to Radon?

What is the average level of Radon found in a home?

How to find a qualified Radon service professional in your area.

How to order Radon publications.

The EPA Main Radon Page... more Radon questions at this site.

National Safety Council's Environmental Health & Safety page...

Other Sources of Indoor Air Pollution:


Biological Pollutants

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

Formaldehyde/Pressed Wood Products

Household Cleaning & Maintenance, Personal Care, or Hobbies

Lead (Pb)

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2)


Respirable Particles

Secondhand Smoke/Environmental Tobacco Smoke

Stoves, Heaters, Fireplaces, and Chimneys

Septic System Regulations: Title 5 Septic System Main page


For answers to the following questions and more, please visit the Title 5 Septic System FAQs page...

Who regulates on-site systems?

When did Title 5 go into effect?

What is the difference between a cesspool and a septic system?

Does Title 5 require every cesspool to be replaced?

What is maximum feasible compliance?

What happens if I cannot meet the minimum requirements of maximum feasible compliance in repairing a failed system?

What are Nitrogen Sensitive Areas?

What are "tight tanks" and how are they regulated?

Contact Sally Malsch if you have other questions about Having a Healthy Home that aren't answered here 


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