and Biological Contaminants
VOCs and Formaldehyde
Asthma and IAQ
Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute
Information on air cleaning and furnace filters.
Allergy Control Products
ACP is the leader in developing and marketing environmental controls to
reduce allergen exposure. They offer a full line of supplies to reduce allergen exposure
including allergen proof pillow and mattress encasings, HEPA filter air cleaners, vacuum
cleaners, carpet treatments and a wide range of respiratory products.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
AAAAI is a leader in the study and treatment of allergic diseases through education and
research. It has sinusitis resource tips on how to manage asthma and up to date monthly
reports on allergies.
American Association of Poison Control Centers
AAPCC is a nationwide organization of poison centers and interested individuals. It's
objectives are to provide a forum for poison centers to promote the reduction of morbidity
and mortality from poisonings through public and professional education and scientific
research. AAPCC undertakes certification of regional poison centers and poison center
American Lung Association (ALA)
ALA has many programs and strategies for fighting lung disease. Among these are;
Asthma-Open Airways for schools, tobacco control-ALA offers a variety of smoking control
and prevention programs. ALA informs and educates the public about the impact of lung
disease through programs on environmental health, funds research and professional
education and organizes advocacy, multicultural, and communications programs.
American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers
Information on the various standards with regard to heating, refrigeration and
American Society of Testing and Materials
Information on the various standards to which all kinds of testing and selection of
materials should conform to.
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Provides online access to the latest information on asthma and allergies for the public
and health professionals, an online catalog of asthma and allergy resources and much more.
It also has Patient Education Programs that provide training and materials to enable
health care professionals to take asthma and allergy education into the community.
California Indoor Air Program
Centers for Disease Control and
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Publications on many indoor air quality topics.
Environmental Health - National Network for Health
Provides various resources on information from air quality to lead poisoning to sun
EPA - Indoor Air Quality in Homes
On-line information on indoor air quality problems in homes.
EPA - Indoor Air Quality - Publications
Lists various publications on indoor air quality problems.
EPA - Indoor Air Quality Webpage, Indoor Air
Information on the effect of indoor air quality on health.
The American Lung Association of Minnesota developed the Health
House® Project in 1993. They focuses on four goals; to minimize particulate matter and
biological contaminants, to control indoor humidity and air filtration, to reduce Volatile
Organic Compound Emissions (VOCs) and to increase energy efficiency and resource
Healthy House Institute
Healthy Indoor Air
The "Healthy Indoor Air for America's Homes" project was developed to provide
basic but comprehensive information to consumers on how to get a handle on indoor air
Home*A*Syst: An Environmental Risk-Assessment
Guide for the Home
In every home, there are potential risks to your family's health and the environment.
Home*A*Syst helps you identify these risks and take
action. It begins with a checklist questions to identify problem areas.
Everything that one would want to know about indoor air quality.
NACCHO - Indoor Air Quality Program
IAQ issues such as radon, building related illness, asthma... ...risk from asthma and
other respiratory illnesses by improving IAQ.
National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) -
Center for Disease Control
This site provides information on environmental hazards and related health effects. Some
of the topics include radiation studies, asthma, kinds of air pollution, lead poisoning,
environmental public health surveillance, the health impact of chemical exposures during
the Gulf War, etc.
National Safety Council - Air Quality Program
The National Safety Councils Environmental Health Center (EHC) conducts a variety of
outreach and education activities on air quality issues. These following efforts are
supported by grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
National Safety Council (NSC) - Environmental
Information for educators regarding children's environmental health, climate change,
disaster recovery, hazardous chemicals, etc. A new teacher's Guide to Indoor Air
Pollutants is also provided.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious
Contains resources to fight indoor pollution.
Northern Research and Technology in Housing (NoRTH)
Contains articles, fact sheets, and links for issues regarding northern building and
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(OSHA) - US Department of Labor
Resources for workers. Information on ergonomics, links to training, consultation
and small businesses, regulations, and upcoming events is provided.
Resources to fight Indoor Pollution-NIAID
Resources of federal and private organizations to fight indoor pollution.
Sick Building Syndrome - Factsheet from EPA
Describe situatuions in which building occupants experience acute health and comfort
effects that appear to be linked to time spent in a building.
U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission
This independent Federal regulatory agency provides information on consumer products.
EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxins
Access to information on all aspects of the federal lead poisoning prevention program,
with a special focus on the efforts within EPA'a Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics
Health Education Rural Outreach - Lead
Answers to finding, reducing, and testing for lead.
many facts and figures on food containers that may contain lead.
HUD Office of Lead Hazard Control
Provides links of lead inspectors, risk assessors, and hazard
control professionals. Lead information pamphlet, tips for parents, and many programs
are also explained.
The National Center for Lead Safe Housing
National Safety Council - Environmental Health
Center Lead Program
Provides information on programs that target minorities and underserved
Asbestos in Your Home
This online guide will help you understand asbestos: what it is, its health
effects, where it is in your home, and what to do about it.
Moisture and Biological Contaminants
Biological Pollutants in Your Home - EPA Publication
Case Western Reserve University
Information on stachybotrys-a toxic mold.
CDC's National Center for Environmental
Health - Molds
Molds are microscopic fungi that live on plant or animal matter. No
one knows how many species of fungi exist but estimates range from tens of
thousands to perhaps three hundred thousand or more. Most are filamentous
organisms and the production of spores is characteristic of fungi in
general. These spores can be air-, water-, or insect borne.
Your on-line reference to all things mycological.
National Safety Council
Questions and answers to biological contaminant concerns.
New York City Department of Health-Facts
North Dakota Extension
Information on mold in the home.
Checklist for the Prevention of Carbon Monoxide
Poisoning - National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)
Protect Your Family and Yourself from Carbon
Monoxide Poisoning - EPA Publication
American Academy of
Pediatrics-Asthma, second-hand smoke
National Safety Council-The ABCs of
and Combustion Pollutants
Center-Frequently Asked Questions About Radon
EPA - Radon Specific IAQ Publications
National Radon Information Hotline
Radon FIX-IT Program
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/iaqxline.html#radon fix it line
An Update on Formaldehyde - EPA
EPA - Ozone Information
Evaluating Exposures to Toxic Air Pollutants:
A Citizen's Guide
Some basic information on: what toxic air pollutants are?, which toxic air pollutants are
of most concern?, and what Exposure Assessment is?
Ozone Generators that are Sold as Air
Cleaners: An Assessment of Effectiveness and Health Consequences - EPA publication
In developing this article, the EPA reviewed a wide assortment of literature, including
information provided by a leading manufacturer of ozone generating devices. In keeping with
EPA's policy of insuring that the information it provides is based on sound science, only
peer reviewed, scientifically supported findings and conclusions were relied
upon in developing this document.
Asthma and IAQ
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
This academy promotes the study and treatment of allergic diseases through education and
research. This site offers links to the monthly "The Allergy Report" and
"Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology". It searchable database on various
allergy topics, sinusitis information, immunotherapy and pediatric asthma.
American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
This site provides information about controlling asthma-health problems that can result
from indoor air contamination.
American Lung Association
The mission of the American Lung Association is to prevent lung disease and promote lung
health. ALA offers a variety of lung health related programs and special events.
American Lung Association - Asthma
More than 17 million Americans suffer from asthma, which is the
seventh-ranking chronic condition in America.
Asthma and Allergy Statistics
Facts and figures about asthma and allergies in the United States.
Asthma, Indoor Air Quality and Environmental
Justice - EPA
This site gives basic information on asthma, common asthma triggers in your home and how
to reduce them.. It has also a asthma quiz section to test your knowledge about asthma in
Center for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) - National Center for Environmental Health - Air
Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center
for Environmental Health works to prevent asthma and improve the health
and quality of life for persons with asthma.
IAQ Fact Sheet: Asthma
Factual information on asthma put together by the Environmental Health Center. It covers
questions on: what is asthma?, what makes someone develop asthma?, how can a person tell
if he or she suffers from Asthma? and, what can be done to prevent asthma and to
avoid asthma episodes?
National Academy Press-Asthma and
Indoor Air Exposures
National Asthma Education and Prevention Program
From the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, this site provides information for
patients, professionals and the public.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious
Provides fact sheets on how to create a dust-free bedroom, etc.
The Soap and Detergent Association
Information on cleaning strategies to reduce asthma and allergy problems.
Human Environmental Sciences Extension
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