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.
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.