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City of Fort Collins Image Learning about Indoor Air Quality is a great way to keep yourself and your family healthy. Here you’ll find a list of links of additional resources that can come in handy.

Area Resource Description
Air Cleaners and Purifiers The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Indoor Air Facts #7 Residential Air Cleaners  
Air Cleaners and Purifiers Hazardous Ozone-Generating Air Purifiers Choosing the correct air filter
Air Cleaners and Purifiers The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers Searchable directory of certified room air cleaners
Asthma and Allergy Information Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics  
Asthma and Allergy Information American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology  
Asthma and Allergy Information Asthma and Allergy Prevention   National Institute of Environmental Health
Asthma and Allergy Information EPA Asthma Resources  
Asthma and Allergy Information Asthma Information at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center  
Chemical Database Household Chemical Database  at the National Library of Medicine   The most comprehensive database with information on chemical ingredients, composition, and safety of more than 4,000 consumer household products.
Chemical Database Envirofacts Chemical Reference at the Environmental Protection Agency  
Chemical Database Scorecard (Environmental Defense Fund)  
Chemical Database Chemical Health & Safety Data by National Toxicology Program National Institute of Health
Chemical Database Databases on toxicology and hazardous chemicals National Library of Medicine
Chemical Pollutants Asbestos When asbestos-containing materials are damaged or disturbed by repair, remodeling or demolition activities, microscopic fibers become airborne and can be inhaled into the lungs, where they can cause significant health problems.
Chemical Pollutants Carbon Monoxide  
Chemical Pollutants Ten Tips to Protect Your Children from Pesticides and Lead by the Environmental Protection Agency   Offers a simple list of things you should do to protect your children from hazardous chemicals around the home.
Chemical Pollutants Tox Town An interactive guide to environmental health concerns and toxic chemicals where you live, work, and play from the National Library of Medicine.
Chemical Pollutants Lead by the Environmental Protection Agency  
Asthma & Allergy Foundation Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE) Toxicants and Disease Database A cientifically based, web-interactive database summarizing the evidence of exposure to chemical contaminants and over 180 associated human diseases or conditions.
General Medical Information Medlineplus The National Library of Medicine/National Institute of Health provides a wealth of medical information.
General Medical Information National Library of Medicine Literature Search Engine  
General Tips on House Cleaning and Maintenance Green Cleaning Recipes  
General Tips on House Cleaning and Maintenance How to Reduce Asthma Triggers (PDF) by American Lung Association ® in Washington
General Tips on House Cleaning and Maintenance Health Effects of Deep Dust in Carpeting and How to Get It Out (PDF)
General Tips on House Cleaning and Maintenance Safer Cleaning Products   (PDF)     by Philip Dickey from the  Washington Toxics Coalition  website
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) YourHealthyHome A great interactive tool for general air quality concerns around the home.  Developed by the Lung Association of Canada.
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) The Inside Story: A Guide to Indoor Air Quality Popular and comprehensive, published in 1995 by EPA. 32 pages. Clearly written for the general public.
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Introduction to air quality by EPA Offers comprehensive and timely information on topics including biological pollutants, household chemicals, and radon.
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Clearing the Air: Asthma and Indoor Air Exposures Comprehensive review published in 2000 by Institute of Medicine. If you’re interested in the current state of knowledge on indoor air quality, this site will give you unbiased scientific treatment of the subject.
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) EPA publications on indoor air quality  
Indoor Pests and Biological Pollutants Dust Mites - Asthma Triggers by EPA  
Indoor Pests and Biological Pollutants Dust Mites - American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology A  comprehensive FAQ about dust mites. May be more appropriate for health professionals.
Indoor Pests and Biological Pollutants Others - The Toxics in the Home Program Washington Toxics Coalition offers excellent information on indoor pest control including lice, fleas, clothing moths, carpenter ants, spiders, ants, flies, and cockroaches. Many are downloadable in PDF.
Information on Healthy and Safe Buildings Health House (American Lung Association ®)  
Information on Healthy and Safe Buildings Master Builders Association of the King and Snohomish Counties  
Information on Healthy and Safe Buildings Consumer Product Safety Commission  
Information on Healthy and Safe Buildings Washington State Building codes  
Information on Healthy and Safe Buildings Building Science Corporation Excellent information on technical aspect of building houses
Information on Healthy and Safe Buildings Canadian Housing Information Center Technical Bulletin  
Information on Healthy and Safe Buildings Healthy Building Network National network of green building professionals, environmental, and health activists
Information on Healthy and Safe Buildings HealthyHouse by Children's Health Environment Coalition  
Information on Healthy and Safe Buildings Tenants Union    
Information on Healthy and Safe Buildings Cool Mom Hot planet seeks CoolMoms: Concerned mothers raising awareness about climate change and taking action for a healthier earth for their children.
Mold Guidance for Clinicians on the Recognition and Management of Health Effects Related to Mold Exposure and Moisture Indoors  
Mold Mold Resources Available from the EPA
Mold Mold in Your Home DVD (12 Minutes) now available on NWCAA website for viewing and download
Outdoor Air Quality Monitoring: Pollution and Pollen AIRNow Web-based database managed by Environmental Protection Agency. Historical and current data on air for the entire nation.
Outdoor Air Quality Monitoring: Pollution and Pollen Pollen.com Offers nationwide pollen data on a daily basis. You can get pollen count for a specific area of the country by entering the ZIP code.
Outdoor Air Quality Monitoring: Pollution and Pollen American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology The pollen count is available for the Seattle area on a daily basis through several services, but the mold count is only for Vancouver in Washington.
Outdoor Air Quality Monitoring: Pollution and Pollen Radon Test Kit  
Smoking Quit Smoking Fort Collins  
Smoking Tobacco Free Larimer County  
Shopping Guide to Environment - Or Allergy-Friendly Products Consumer Products Safety Commission  
Shopping Guide to Environment - Or Allergy-Friendly Products Consumer Reports  
Shopping Guide to Environment - Or Allergy-Friendly Products Environmentally Preferable Purchasing  by the EPA  
Shopping Guide to Environment - Or Allergy-Friendly Products Green Seal  
Shopping Guide to Environment - Or Allergy-Friendly Products Guide to less toxic products  
Tenant Law Handbook regarding landlord/tenet laws   Provided by the City of Fort Collins. In English and Spanish
Yard and Gardening Pesticides and alternatives to pesticides.  
Yard and Gardening Saving Water Partnership  
Yard and Gardening Colorado State University Extension Service , Lawn and Garden Programs  
Yard and Gardening Allergy-Free Gardening Ideas about how to choose plants that are less likely to cause pollen problems.