Home Environment FAQS:
This information is from the Environmental Protection Agency...
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?
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):
Public Health Council Memoradum — (Mass.gov)
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:http://www.cdc.gov/mold/stachy.html
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:
Septic System Regulations:
For answers to the following questions and more, please visit the Mass.gov 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?
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