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Healthy Homes - Outside Healthy Homes.


Why should I be concerned with outdoor air quality?

  • Outdoor pollutants can
  • Indoor air pollution is often greater than outdoor air pollution.
  • Environmental regulations, intended to protect human health, generally fail to address indoor pollutants.
  • Indoor pollutants are virtually unregulated by existing environmental laws.
  • Indoor air pollutants may have adverse health effects.

What and where are these pollutant sources?

  • Consumer Products
    • Air Fresheners and Deodorizers
    • Cleaners and Disinfectants
    • Laundry Supplies and Dry-cleaned Clothes
    • Moth Repellants and Pesticides
    • Cosmetics and other Personal Care Products
  • Building Materials and Furnishings
    • Paints, Varnishes, and Stains
    • Adhesives and Solvents
    • New Carpet and Flooring
    • New Furnishings
    • Combustion Appliances
  • Personal Activities
    • Vehicle Use and Refueling
    • Smoking
    • Exercise
  • Environmental Conditions
    • Ozone
    • Particulate Matter and Allergens

What are the risks?

  • Cancer
    • Smoking in the home increases cancer risk for everyone.
    • Dry-cleaned clothes can release chemicals linked with cancer into the air.
    • Paints and finishes can contain carcinogens including silica and titanium dioxide.
  • Respiratory Problems
    • Mold and household dusts can trigger asthma attacks.
    • Formaldehyde and other chemicals released from new flooring and furniture can cause respiratory distress.
  • Other Dangers
    • Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas released by combustion appliances.
    • Thousands of people are poisoned in the home each year by misusing products.

Select a house below to learn more:

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Asbestos. Hyperlink to Healthy Homes - New Building Materials - Building Materials.
Hyperlink to Healthy Homes - Lead - Lead. Hyperlink to Healthy Homes - Pesticides - Pesticides.


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