Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
National Environmental Asthma Leadership Award
Since 2005, 26 health plans, health care providers and communities in action have received this Award — the nation's highest honor for programs delivering excellent environmental asthma management as part of their comprehensive asthma care services.
The School Health and Indoor Environments Leadership Development Summit (SHIELDS)
The summit was a gathering of over 80 green and healthy school leaders whose mission is to advance the future of the healthy indoor environments in schools movement. SHIELDS is an extension of our efforts to mobilize school-based environmental and health stakeholders to take sustainable actions toward increasing the number and quality of IAQ management programs in the nation's schools. Learn about the vision and movement inspired by school environmental health leaders across the country.
Healthy Indoor Environment Protocols for Home Energy Upgrades
EPA has developed a new voluntary guidance document, Healthy Indoor Environment Protocols for Home Energy Upgrades, that provides a set of best practices for improving indoor air quality in conjunction with energy retrofit work in homes.
Read more about the Protocols.
Download the Protocols (PDF, 48 pp., 4.27 M, about PDF).
Read the EPA Press Release.
Federal Radon Action Plan
- [2/4/2013] View accomplishments made by federal agencies to reduce radon risk.
- Read the EPA Press Release
Federal Radon Action Plan
Learn more about the federal government's strategic approach to reduce radon risk in the millions of homes, schools and daycare facilities that it influences. Protecting People and Families from Radon: A Federal Action Plan for Saving Lives.
Federal partners have released a Federal Radon Action Plan Scorecard, a tool designed to display the status of federal activity.
Asthma disproportionately affects minority children, children living below poverty level.
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#2 - There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture.
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