Related Links and Resources
For topic-specific lists of resources, partners and organizations, see:
- Indoor airPLUS
- IAQ Tools for Schools
- IAQ Design Tools for Schools
- Smoke-free Homes, Secondhand Smoke
- State and local organizations
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Native American IAQ-related Links
- U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
- U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
- U.S. Public Health Service (PHS)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
State and Local Organizations
Your questions or concerns about indoor air problems can frequently be answered by the government agencies in your state or local government. Responsibilities for indoor air quality issues are usually divided among many different agencies. Calling or writing the agencies responsible for health or air quality control is the best way to start getting information from your state or local government. EPA maintains a list of State and Regional Radon and Indoor Air Coordinators at www.epa.gov/iaq/whereyoulive.html
U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA)
- Regional Radon Training Centers
- EPA Regions (Indoor Air and Radon Coordinators)
- List of State Environmental Health Departments, including Radon and IAQ Contacts
- EPA's Website on the Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Initiative
Radon - EPA supports the following hotlines to best serve consumers with radon-related questions and concerns.
- 1-800-SOS-RADON (767-7236)* Purchase radon test kits by phone.
- 1-800-55RADON (557-2366)* Get live help for your radon questions.
- 1-800-644-6999* Radon Fit-It Hotline. For general information on fixing or reducing the radon level in your home.
- 1-800-426-4791 Safe Drinking Water Hotline. For general information on drinking water, radon in water, testing and treatment, and standards for radon drinking water. Operated under a contract with EPA
* Operated by Kansas State University in partnership with EPA
National Lead Information Center Hotline
The National Lead Information Center (NLIC) provides the general public and professionals with information about lead hazards and their prevention. NLIC operates under a contract with the EPA, with funding from the EPA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
National Pesticides Telecommunications Network
National toll-free number: (800) 858-PEST
[In Oregon - (800) 858-7378]
Operates Monday to Friday from 6:30a.m. to 4:30p.m. Pacific Time. Provides information about pesticides to the general public and the medical, veterinary, and professional communities. Medical and government personnel may call 800-858-7377.
National toll-free number: (800) 424-9346
In Washington, DC area: (703) 412-9810
Operates Monday to Friday from 8:30a.m. to 7:30p.m. EST. Provides information on regulations under both the Resources Conservation and Recovery Act (including solid and hazardous waste issues) and the Superfund law.
Safe Drinking Water Hotline
Operates Monday to Friday from 8:30a.m. to 5p.m. EST. Provides information on regulations under the Safe Drinking Water Act, lead and radon in drinking water, filter information, and a list of state drinking water offices.
TSCA Assistance Information Service
Operates Monday to Friday from 8:30a.m. to 5p.m. EST. Provides information on regulations under the Toxic Substances Control Act and on EPA's asbestos program
Native American IAQ-related Links
- Environmental Education Outreach Program (EEOP) includes: Introduction, List Serves, Curriculum, WWW Links, Workshop - Orientation to Indoor Air
- EPA's American Indian Environmental Office
- EPA's American Indian Environmental Office links
- EPA's Air and Radiation's Tribal Air Page
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, you can go to CPSC's forms page - www.cpsc.gov/talk.html and use the first on-line form on that page. Or, you can call CPSC's Product Safety Hotline at (800) 638-CPSC (800-638-2772) (Maryland only: (800) 492-8104.) or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or send the information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recorded information is available 24 hours a day when calling from a touch-tone phone. Operators are on duty Monday to Friday from 10:30 to 4 EST to take complaints about unsafe consumer products. For further information, State Offices.
Office of Energy and the Environment, Washington, DC 20410
HUD USER National toll-free number: (800) 245-2691
In Washington, DC area: (301) 251-5154.
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) invests in clean energy technologies that strengthen the economy, protect the environment, and reduce dependence on foreign oil.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Indoor Environments Department, IAQ Scientific Findings Resource Bank, or call (510) 486-6591.
U.S. Public Health Service
Division of Federal Occupational Health, Office of Environmental Hygiene, (215) 596-1888; fax: 215-596-5024 Provides indoor air quality consultative services to federal agency managers.
- National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) 1-800-35-NIOSH (1-800-356-4674)
- NIOSH Topics: Indoor Environmental Quality
- Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch (800) 488-7330
- Office on Smoking and Health (404) 488-5701
Office of Information and Consumer Affairs, (800) 321-6742, local: (202) 219-8151
- OSHA's Safety and Health topics page on Health Hazards in Nail Salons: The more than 375,000 nail technicians working in salons across the U.S. face possible health hazards every day. The hazards include exposure to chemicals from glues, polishes, removers, and other salon products; muscle strains from awkward positions or repetitive motions; and risk of infection from contact with client skin, nails, or blood. OSHA's Safety and Health topics page on Health Hazards in Nail Salons gives important information about these hazards and the steps that nail salon workers and employers can take to prevent injuries and illnesses.