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Infosheets and Related Links

IAQ Topics:


Mold-related links!

Indoor Ozone-related links!

Air Cleaner-related links!

Healthy Home-related links!

Healthy Schools-related links!

Asbestos-related links!

Radon-related links!

Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS)-related links!

VOC-related links!

Guidance for Hiring IAQ Consultants

Other Indoor Air Quality Programs and Web Sites

Mold related web sites:

California Department of Health Services (CDHS) Infosheets

             Mold in My Home: What Do I Do? (HTML)  or  (Updated June)

                         Also available in Spanish: Moho en Mi Casa: Que Hago?(March)

             Mold in My School: What Do I Do? (July)

             Fungi and Indoor Air Quality (May/June)

             Health Effects of Toxin-Producing Molds in California (April)

             Stachybotrys chartarum (atra) — a mold that may be found in water-damaged homes (Nov.)

             Misinterpretation of Stachybotrys Serology (Dec.)


             State Health Department Issues Warning On Indoor Molds (March)

California Legislation on indoor mold :

             SB 732, Ortiz.Toxic Mold Protection Act of

             CDHS’ SB 732 Implementation Report to the California Legislature (April )

                         CDHS’ SB 732 Implementation Update (July )

            AB 284, Jackson.Fungal Contamination Review Panel and Research Program

California DHS List of Laboratories for Bioaerosol (Mold) Testing


California Research Bureau Report: Molds, Toxic Molds, and Indoor Air Quality (March)


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home (April)

Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings (March)

IAQ Tools for Schools Appendix:  Mold and Moisture (Last modified: Jan.)

Building Air Quality: A Guide for Building Owners and Facility Managers Appendix C Moisture, Mold and Mildew:


New York City Department of Health:

NYC DOH Mold & Healthy Home Fact Sheets

Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments (Last modified: November )


Minnesota Department of Health -- Fact sheets on Mold

including Mold in Homes

Indoor Mold: Health Hazard Identification and Control 

Mold/Moisture Resources on the Internet

Public Health Concern Related to Flooding

Cleaning Up Your Business after a Flood

Investigating Mold in Public Schools

University of Minnesota EH&S:Indoor Fungi Resources

(including Fungal Abatement Safe Operating Procedure,Managing Water Infiltration into Buildings, and more)

Washington State Department of Health: Is Indoor Mold Contamination a Threat to Health?

New Jersey Department of Health, Public Employees Occupational Safety & Health Program: Indoor Bioaerosols

Kansas State University: Controlling Mold Growth in the Home

University of Montana (Healthy Indoor Air for America's Homes Project):Eliminate Molds, Excessive Moisture and Other Biological Pollutants

Health Canada: Fungal Contamination in Public Buildings: A Guide to Recognition and Management

Canada Mortgage & Housing Corp.: FLOODS: What to do before and afterFighting Mold

British Columbia Ministry of Health:Indoor Air Quality Moulds and Other Biological Contaminants (April )

Manitoba Department of Labour, Workplace Safety and Health Division: Guidelines for the Investigation, Assessment, and Remediation of Mould in Workplaces (March)

Federal Emergency Management Agency/American Red Cross:Repairing Your Flooded Home

CDC's National Center for Environmental Health: Questions and Answers on Stachybotrys chartarum  and other molds

CDC's MMWR Weekly: Update: Pulmonary Hemorrhage/Hemosiderosis Among Infants --- Cleveland Ohio

American Academy of Pediatrics Position Paper:Toxic Effects of Indoor Molds (RE9736)

General Clinical Research Center Cleveland Area: Stachybotris and Pulmonary Hemosiderosis in Infants

University of Minnesota Fungal Glossary: Stachybotris

American Phytopathological Society: Stachybotrys chartarum: the Toxic Indoor Mold

Environmental Microbiology Laboratory, Inc.: An index of some commonly encountered mold genera

Fungal Research Group, Inc.: Information on Mold

Aerotech Laboratories IAQ Resources

Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification

Last updated: October 8

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Healthy Home related web sites:

California Dept. of Consumer Affairs: A Guide to Residential Tenants' and Landlords' Rights and Responsibilities

USDA & USDA Home*A*Syst Program: Help Yourself to a Healthy Home

U.S. EPA Region V:Resources for Homeowners & Apartment Dwellers

U.S. EPA: Should You Have The Air Ducts In Your Home Cleaned? Document 402-K-97-002, October

U.S. EPA and U.S. CPSC, The Inside Story: A Guide to Indoor Air Quality, Document #402-K-93-007, April

U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC): Indoor Air Quality Publications

The Consumer Law Page: A Home Buyer's Guide to Environmental Hazard

American Lung Association of Washington:Master Home Environmentalist

Last updated: December 1

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Healthy Schools related web sites:

California DHS-IAQ InfosheetAdvisory on Relocatable and Renovated Classrooms (HTML)  or  (PDF)

California ARB/DHS' California Portable Classrooms Study

NEW! Remedies for Reducing Formaldehyde in Schools, March

Recommendations of the California Air Resources Board and Department of Health Services

Compendium of Web-based Curricula on IAQ for K-12 Students (assembled by DHS)

Cal/EPA's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment:Air Pollution and Children's Health

American Lung Association: Schools Programs

U.S. EPA Indoor Air Quality: Tools for Schools

IAQ Reports about Saugus USD

University of Minnesota EH&S School Indoor Air Quality Frequently-Asked-Questions

Minnesota Department of Health: Investigating Mold in Public Schools

Case Study of EH&S Issues Involving Public School (Burlington, MA)

A Beginner's Guide to Reviewing EHS Issues at Your School

Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) Best Practices Manual

Last updated: April 3

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Indoor Ozone related web sites:

California Issues Warnings about Ozone Air Cleaning Devices (April)

California DHS-IAQ InfosheetHealth Hazards of Ozone-generating Air Cleaning Devices (HTML)  or (PDF)

U.S. EPA:Assessment of Effectiveness and Health Consequences of Ozone Generators that are Sold as Air Cleaners (February)

FTC Seeks Civil Penalties Against Ozone-Generator Firm Over Air Cleaning Claims in Violation of Prior Order (January)

HEALTH CANADA Q&A on Household Air Cleaners that Produce Ozone (June)

HEALTH CANADA warns the public about air cleaners designed to intentionally generate ozone (also known as Ozone generators)  (August)

State of Alaska Epidemiology BULLETIN:  Ozone Generators - Warning - Not For Occupied Spaces (Sept.)

Last updated: January 1

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Air Cleaner related web sites:

California Air Resources Board: Air Cleaning Devices for the Home

U.S. EPA, Residential Air Cleaning Devices: A Summary Of Available Information

Document 400/1-90-002, February

U.S. EPA, Residential Air Cleaners (Indoor Air Facts No. 7)

Document #20A-4001, February

American Lung Association. Residential Air Cleaning Devices: Types, Effectiveness And Health Impact

Rutgers Cooperative Extension (NJ): Air Cleaners

Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM):Directory of Certified Air Cleaners

Last updated: January 1

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Asbestos related web sites:

California DHS-IAQ InfosheetAsbestos in the Home and Workplace (March update)

CalOSHA (Division of Occupational Safety and Health) Asbestos Program information

Cal/EPA’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment: Asbestos Fact Sheet

U.S. EPA Region V, Asbestos Program Overview

Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), School Responsibilities

National Cancer Institute, Questions and Answers About Asbestos Exposure

National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health, Asbestos

Oklahoma State University Environmental Health & Safety:Asbestos Abatement

California Air Resources Board: Regulation of Naturally-Occurring Asbestos

California Department of Conservations:Natural Occurrences of Asbestos in Western El Dorado County (CA)

Sacramento Bee Special Report:The Asbestos Danger  

Canadian Asbestos Institute

Last updated: January 1

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Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) related web sites:

California Workplace Smoking Policy - AB 13: Law Passed by State Legislature in

California Workplace Smoking Policy - State Labor Code (Section 6400-6413.5)

California DHS Tobacco Control Section - Fact Sheets

California DHS Tobacco Control Section - A Model for Change: The California Experience in Tobacco Control

University of California Office of the President Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program

UCSD Tobacco Use Behavior Research Reports, including “Tobacco Control in California: Who’s Winning the War

UCSF Tobacco Control Archives

Smoke Free Movies;UCSF Project on the U.S. film as a powerful channel to Big Tobacco's domestic and global marketing

American Lung Association Tobacco Control web page

American Cancer Society Tobacco & Cancer Health Issues

U.S. CDC: Tobacco Information and Prevention Source (TIPS)

U.S. CDC: State-Specific Prevalence of Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults in

Repace Associates: Fact Sheet on Secondhand Smoke

American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) Position Paper : 

Epidemiological Basis for an Occupational and Environmental Policy on Environmental Tobacco Smoke

American’s for Nonsmokers' Rights

Tobacco-Related Internet Resources - A huge compendium of related sites

Last updated: January 1

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Guidance for Hiring IAQ Consultants:

California DHS Listing of Consultants Offering IAQ Services in California

For IAQ Consultants: to be added to the Listing

California DHS List of Laboratories for Bioaerosol (Mold) Testing

American Industrial Hygiene Association: Consumer Information, including AIHA Consultants List (CA) and AIHA Laboratory List

Guidelines For Selecting An Indoor Air Quality Consultant

modified from Operation Outreach, American Industrial Hygiene Association

Hiring Professional Assistance to Solve an IAQ Problem

modified from Building Air Quality: A Guide for Building Owners and Facility Managers
NIOSH Publication 91-114. 

Hiring Professional Assistance

modified from Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools: IAQ Coordinator's Guide

Last updated: July 31

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Links to Useful IAQ-related Web Sites

U.S. EPA (Office of Air & Radiation)- Indoor Air Quality Home Page

California Air Resources Board - IAQ & Personal Exposure Assessment Program

California DHS - Environmental Health Investigation Branch

California DHS - Occupational Health Branch

University of California - Indoor Air Quality Committee

University of California at Santa Cruz - Indoor Air Quality and Some Things You Should Know About It

Health Canada - Indoor Air Quality and Exposure Guidelines

Healthy Indoor Air for America's Homes (U.S.EPA/USDA/Montana State University Extension Partnership)

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Indoor Environment Department

New Buildings Institute Productivity & Building Science Program

Texas Department of Health - Indoor Air Quality Branch

Volusia County (Florida) Indoor air quality

Martin Consulting Indoor Environmental Quality Guidance and Reference Manual

National Safety Council - Indoor Air Quality Program

American Indoor Air Quality Council (non-profit)

ITS - Residential Energy Efficiency Database (REED)

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