Sally Malsch, CRS, GRI, ABR, SRES, ePRO
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Healthy Home

Find out more about how to deal with various potential hazards in the home environment, including radon gas and mold. Also, find information about indoor air quality for asthma sufferers.

HOME ENVIRONMENT FAQs:

This information is from the Environmental Protection Agency...

Asthma FAQs:

For answers to questions like these and more, please visit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asthma web page...

  • What is Asthma?
  • What Happens in an Asthma Attack?
  • Who Gets Asthma?
  • How are children affected by asthma?
  • What triggers asthma attacks?
  • About asthma triggers
  • If I have asthma, what can I do?
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Page:Main Page >>

For answers to the following questions, see the Indoor Air Quality FAQ...

  • What causes indoor air problems?
  • How does outdoor air enter a house?
  • What if you live in an apartment?
Lead Information:

For answers to the following questions and more, please visit the EPA's Sources of Indoor Air Pollution page...

Mold Resources:

For answers to the following questions and more, please visit the EPA's Mold Resources page...

  • Introduction to Molds
  • Basic Mold Cleanup
  • Ten Things You Should Know About Mold
  • Asthma and Mold
  • Floods / Flooding
  • Health and Mold
  • Homes and Mold
  • Indoor Air Regulations and Mold
  • Large Buildings and Mold
  • Schools and Mold and Indoor Air Quality
  • Other Mold-Related Resources

Also visit the Center For Disease Control Prevention site for an easy-to-read Q&A on stachybotrys chartarum and other molds at:
http://www.cdc.gov/mold/stachy.htmThis site provides you with an easy-to-read Q&A on stachybotrys chartarum and other molds.

Radon Gas:

For answers to the following questions and more, please visit the EPA's Radon Frequent Questions page...

Other Sources of Indoor Air Pollution:

Septic System Regulations:

Mass.gov Title 5 Septic System Main page

For answers to the following questions and more, please visit the Mass.gov Title 5 Septic System FAQs page...

  • Who regulates on-site systems?
  • When did Title 5 go into effect?
  • What is the difference between a cesspool and a septic system?
  • Does Title 5 require every cesspool to be replaced?
  • What is maximum feasible compliance?
  • What happens if I cannot meet the minimum requirements of maximum feasible compliance in repairing a failed system?
  • What are Nitrogen Sensitive Areas?
  • What are "tight tanks" and how are they regulated?

Contact Sally Malsch if you have other questions about Having a Healthy Home that aren't answered here.