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Air Pollution and Respiratory Health – studies indoor and outdoor air pollution to prevent environmental-related respiratory illnesses

Building Environment – This section of Emergency and Terrorism Preparedness for Environmental Health Practitioners provides resources on protecting building environments as well as general links on improving indoor air quality.

Environmental Odors – website contains answers to common questions about environmental odors, health impact, and methods for conducting odor complaint investigations as well as ways for community members and other groups to be involved in odor management decisions

Healthy Housing Reference Manual – revision provides information on the impact of housing on health and safety and includes a chapter on indoor air pollutants and toxic materials

Indoor Environmental Air Quality – quality of the air in an office or other building environment

Reports by Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute Graduates

We have many air quality reports that were prepared by graduates of CDC’s Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute. These documents have not been revised or edited to conform to agency standards. The findings and conclusions in these reports are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For these reports and others search the EPHLI fellow projects page.

Links to information from outside CDC

How Communities Can Collaborate with Schools to Implement a Comprehensive Asthma Program [PDF - 209 KB] (Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion) – toolkit for developing and implementing an integrated approach to addressing asthma in schools, with emphasis on environmental triggers [developed with funding from the EHS capacity-building program]

Indoor Air Pollution: An Introduction for Health Professionals (American Lung Association, American Medical Association, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, and Environmental Protection Agency) – overview of the challenges to indoor air pollution, focusing on acute conditions, with patterns that point to particular agents and suggestions for appropriate remedial action

Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools (IAQ TfS) (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) – program to reduce exposures to indoor environmental contaminants in schools through the voluntary adoption of sound indoor air quality management practices

Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (California) – agency to protect and enhance public health and the environment by scientific evaluation of risks posed by hazardous substances

Safe Shops Toolkit (Boston Public Health Commission) – toolkit for developing an environmental health educational program that targets businesses that produce environmental pollutants [developed with funding from the EHS capacity-building program]

Toxics Release Inventory (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) – public database tool to produce information on toxic chemical releases and other waste management activities

TOXNET (National Library of Medicine) – tool to produce information on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases

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