See Healthy Air - Healthy Home Workshop Resources

Asbestos

Biological Pollutants and Allergens (pet dander, cockroaches, dust mites, mold and pollen)

Carbon Monoxide and Combustion Products

Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS or ‘second hand smoke')

General IAQ Resources

  • American Lung Association
    Information on indoor air pollution, its health effects and steps to take to improve the indoor air quality in your home.
    http://www.lung.org/our-initiatives/healthy-air/indoor/
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission - A Guide to Indoor Air Quality
    A detailed booklet on indoor air pollution, including where it comes from, what the health risks are, and ways to improve the air quality in your home
    http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/450.html
  • EPA Addressing Indoor Environmental Concerns During Remodeling
    Information to follow when remodeling or improving the energy efficiency of your home, steps to minimize pollution from sources inside the home, either from new materials, or from disturbing materials already in the home
    http://www.epa.gov/iaq/homes/hip-concerns.html
  • EPA Indoor Air Quality - IAQ House
    Interactive house, click on rooms and sources of indoor air pollution and messages about how to reduce the sources and actions to take pop up
    http://www.epa.gov/iaq/iaqhouse.html
  • Metro - Sustainable Living
    Information on green cleaners, natural gardening, tips for purchasing products.
    http://www.oregonmetro.gov
  • EPA's Design for the Environment
    Information about safe cleaning supplies and where to find them
    http://www.epa.gov/dfe/
  • GreenSeal
    Independent third party certification program for safe cleaning supplies and information about where to find GreenSeal-certified products
    http://www.greenseal.org/

Lead

Oregon Public Health - Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

  • Provides information on how to prevent lead exposure in the home and at work. The programis working to prevent and reduce lead-based paint exposures by overseeing certification and training of professionals working with lead-based paint and enforcinglead-based paint regulations.
    http://www.healthoregon.org/lead

Mold

  • Community Alliance for Tenants
    Statewide, grassroots, tenant-controlled, tenant-rights organization. Educates, organizes and develops leadership of low-income tenants to directly challenge unjust housing policies and practice
    http://oregoncat.org/
  • EPA Mold and Moisture
    Basic information, where you live, frequent questions, publications, image library, mold clean up advice and flood clean up informationhttp://www.epa.gov/mold/
  • Oregon Public Health - Toxicology Consulting Services
    Provides education over the phone, online and through publications for the public and other entities including ways to protect health and actions to take.
    http://www.healthoregon.org/envtox

Outdoor Air - (which influences your indoor air)

Radon

  • Oregon Public Health - Radiation Protection Services
    Provides information and educational materials to the public on the hazards of radon gas.
    http://www.healthoregon.org/radon

Volatile Organic Compounds

  • EPA Indoor Air Quality - Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
    This site is dedicated to education on VOCs that come from thousands of household products. Studies have found homes with VOC levels 2 to 5 times higher than outdoor air.
    http://www.epa.gov/iaq/voc.html

  • Oregon Public Health - Toxicology Consulting Services
    Provides education over the phone, online and through publications for the public and other entities including ways to protect health and actions to take.
    http://www.healthoregon.org/envtox