Indoor Asthma Triggers: Links and Resources
For more information about asthma and secondhand smoke, see the following:
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (USEPA) "Take the Smoke
Free Home" Pledge Campaign at www.epa.gov/iaq/ets.
For more information about asthma and mold, see the
Michigan Department of Community Health's "Molds in Your Home" fact
For more information on pests, pets and dust mites see the following: www.epa.gov/asthma/publications.html.
A healthy home is free of things that can cause health problems or injuries. Dust, mold, pets, roaches, mice, carbon monoxide, fires, smoke and poisons are some of the dangers that can make your home unhealthy. This online brochure can help you make your house free of things that can cause health problems or injuries.
Links and resources for indoor air quality problems related to the home:
USEPA's "Introduction to IAQ": www.epa.gov/iaq/ia-intro.html.
For further questions and concerns about home indoor air quality, see
the following U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)
websites for useful information on how to identify and minimize
indoor air pollutants in the home:
For people without Internet access, call the USEPA at 1-800-438-4318 to speak to an IAQ information specialist.
USEPA's booklet "The Inside Story" on improving indoor air quality can also assist in selecting building materials to minimize indoor
air irritants and allergens that may asthma symptoms. It is available at the following web site: www.epa.gov/iedweb00/pubs/insidest.html.
When remodeling the home, do not forget to consider indoor air
quality. The USEPA offers some helpful tips at the following web sites:
The American Lung Association has the following website on home building materials and appliances that promote good indoor air quality: www.healthhouse.org/.