Indoor Air

Health Risks of Indoor Exposure to Particulate Matter

Indoor exposure to particulate matter (PM)—which can result from particles infiltrating from the outdoors and from  indoor sources including candles, cooking, and smoking—is gaining attention as a potential source of adverse health effects. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency commissioned the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to hold a workshop examining what is known about indoor exposure to PM, examining sources of particles, their interaction with other elements of the indoor environment, exposure levels indoors, potential health concerns, ways to limit exposure, vulnerable populations, and means of communicating exposure risks and strategies to reduce exposures.The workshop summary can be read here. Infographics summarizing the workshop findings are available in English and Spanish.

Cleaning Up a Broken CFL

Cleaning Up a Broken CFL
What to Do if a Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) Bulb or Fluorescent Tube Light Bulb Breaks in Your Home
Simple advice for a common problem from the US Environmental Protection Agency.

 

A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home

A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home
A guide to preventing and remediating household problems with moisture and mold from the US Environmental Protection Agency.

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