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  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
    Carbon monoxide (CO), an odorless, colorless gas that can cause sudden illness and death, is found in combustion fumes produced by cars and trucks, generators, stoves, lanterns, burning charcoal and wood, gas ranges, and heating systems.
  • FEMA-provided Travel Trailers
    After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Federal Emergency Management Agency provided temporary housing units to displaced Gulf Coast residents. Residents of these units raised concerns about air quality in the units and possible respiratory and other symptoms resulting from exposure to formaldehyde or other respiratory irritants.
  • Indoor Air Quality [PDF - 69 KB]
    Poor indoor air quality comes from many sources. It can lead to suffering from lung diseases such as asthma. It can also cause headaches, dry eyes, nasal mucus, nausea and tiredness.
  • Lead
    Lead exposure can affect nearly every system in the body.
  • Mold
    Mold grows anywhere there is moisture but can be prevented. Exposure to damp and moldy environments may cause nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, eye irritation, or skin irritation.
  • State Indoor Air Quality Information
    List of offices or programs identified by each state as dealing with indoor air-related health inquiries.
  • Volcanoes
    You can do many things to protect yourself and your family from the dangers a volcanic eruption can cause. Volcanoes can produce ash, toxic gases, flashfloods of hot water and debris called lahars, lava flows, and fast-moving flows of hot gases and debris called pyroclastic flows.
  • Wildfires: What YOU Need to Know...
    Tips to stay healthy if a wildfire threatens your area.


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