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AIR CLEANER PURIFIER TYPES
AIR FILTERS for HVAC SYSTEMS
AIR LEAK DETECTION TOOLS
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AIRBORNE PARTICLE ANALYSIS METHODS
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ALLERGEN TESTS for BUILDINGS
ANIMAL ODORS IN BUILDINGS
ASBESTOS IDENTIFICATION IN BUILDINGS
ATTORNEYS and EXPERT WITNESSES
BACKDRAFTING HEATING EQUIPMENT
BIBLIOGAPHY for ENVIRONMENTAL
BLACK MOLD, HARMLESS COSMETIC
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BLEACHING MOLD, Advice about
BOOKSTORE - ENVIRONMENTAL
BUILDING SAFETY HAZARDS GUIDE
Cadmium in the home
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Cell phone Radiation Hazards
CHEMICAL CONTAMINANTS in WATER
CHINESE DRYWALL HAZARDS
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CPSC Indoor Air Pollution Book Online Copy
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Disinfecting Buildings with Bleach
Diethylstilbestrol - DES
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DUST SAMPLING PROCEDURE
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EMF Levels of Cancer Risk
ENVIRO-SCARE - PUBLIC FEAR CYCLES
FEAR of MOLD - MYCOPHOBIA
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FLOOD DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, SAFETY & CLEANUP
FUNGICIDAL SPRAY & SEALANT USE GUIDE
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HOUSE DUST ANALYSIS
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ITCHY FABRICS, DIAGNOSE
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LAB PROCEDURES MICROSCOPE TECHNIQUES
LEAD POISONING HAZARDS GUIDE
LEED Building Designation & IAQ
Legionella Legionnaires' Disease
LIGHT, GUIDE to FORENSIC USE
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MEDIA BLASTING for MOLD REMOVAL
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MOLD: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO MOLD
MSDS Material Safety Data Sheets
MVOCs & MOLDY MUSTY ODORS
Museum Artifact Preservation
MYCOPHOBIA, STAINS MISTAKEN for MOLD
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ODORS GASES SMELLS, DIAGNOSIS & CURE
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OIL HEAT ODORS
OIL SPILL CLEANUP / PREVENTION
OXYGEN - O2
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PARTICLE SIZES & IAQ
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Pesticide Exposure Hazards
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PVC - VINYL BUILDING PRODUCTS
RADON HAZARD TESTS & MITIGATION
SAFETY HAZARDS GUIDE
SAFETY HAZARDS & INSPECTIONS
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SEPTIC METHANE GAS
SEPTIC SYSTEM ODORS
SEWAGE BACKUP TEST & CLEANUP
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SICK HOUSE IAQ QUESTIONNAIRE
SIDING, ASBESTOS FIBER CEMENT
SMELL PATCH TEST to Track Down Odors
SOUND CONTROL in BUILDINGS
STAIN DIAGNOSIS on BUILDING EXTERIORS
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SULPHUR & SEWER GAS SMELL SOURCES
THERMAL TRACKING Indicates Heat Loss
UFFI UREA FORMALDEHYDE FOAM INSULATION
URETHANE FOAM Deterioration, Outgassing
VAPOR BARRIERS & HOUSEWRAP
VENTILATION in BUILDINGS
VINYL CHLORIDE HEALTH INFO
Volatile Organic Compounds VOCs
WATER ODORS, CAUSE CURE
WATER TESTS, CONTAMINANTS, TREATMENT
WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT CHOICES
World Trade Center Collapse Dust Photos
Lead poisoning hazards advice: here are some simple steps to test and protect your family from lead poisoning. This document provides advice for reducing the risk of lead poisoning for families living in homes where lead exposure is suspected, likely, or where lead contamination is actually confirmed by testing.
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Readers of this article should see our review of a Home Test Kit for Lead in on building surfaces located at LEAD TEST KIT for HOME USE. The same company offers a lead-in-water test, as do local health departments and private water testing labs in most cities. Also see Lead Contamination in Drinking Water: Testing & Correction - Advice.
The original U.S. CPSC document is public domain. We have made additions to the technical depth of this article and we have added additional important detail about lead hazards - these are indicated by a [bracketed note in italics]. The additional text or commentary, website design, links, and references are independent information.
Get your children tested if you think your home has high levels of lead.
A simple blood test can detect high levels of lead. Blood tests are important for:
If your child is older than 1 year, talk to your doctor about whether your child needs testing.
Your doctor or health center can do blood tests.
They are inexpensive and sometimes free.
Your doctor will explain what the test results mean.
Treatment for lead if adults or children have blood or bone lead levels that are too high can range from changes in diet to medication or a hospital stay.
See LEAD TEST KIT for HOME USE for a simple test for lead on building surfaces, pottery, and toys.
The National Lead Information Center
Call 1-800-LEAD-FYI to learn how to protect children from lead poisoning.
For other information on lead hazards, call the center's clearinghouse at 1-800-424-LEAD. For the hearing impaired, call, TDD 1-800-526-5456 (FAX: 202-659-1192, Internet: EHC@CAIS.COM).
EPA's Safe Drinking Water Hotline
Call 1-800-426-4791 for information about lead in drinking water.
Consumer Product Safety Commission Hotline
To request information on lead in consumer products, or to report an unsafe consumer product or a product-related injury call 1-800-638-2772. (Internet: email@example.com). For the hearing impaired, call TDD 1-800-638-8270.
Also see Lead Enviro-Scare.
Watch out for environmental testing and cleanup that are not performed by qualified experts. Details & examples of what can go wrong are at ASBESTOS REMOVAL, Amateur, Incomplete and Asbestos Removal, Certification.
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