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Reducing Multiple Indoor Triggers

US Environmental Protection Agency

Clear Your Home of Asthma Triggers. 1999. Short brochure identifies key actions.
In HTML format: http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/asthma.html
In PDF format http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/graphics/asthma.trifold.pdf.

Mantegna su hogar libre de los factores que pueden provocar el asma. 1999.
En PDF: http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/graphics/asthma.trifold.spanish.pdf

Ad Council

Public service announcement and materials directed at helping parents of children with asthma reduce triggers in the home. At http://www.noattacks.org/

National Safety Council

Environmental Health Center. Succinct guide to Controlling Asthma Triggers.
At http://www.nsc.org/ehc/asthma/control.htm

Mold and Dampness

Centers for Disease Control, National Center for Environmental Health. Fact Sheet: Environment and Mold - types of mold, where it is found, how to reduce it. http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/asthma/factsheets/molds/molds.htm

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Suggestions to reduce production of mold in households. http://www.niehs.nih.gov/airborne/prevent/mold.html

California Department of Health Services, Environmental Health Investigations Branch

Mold in My Home: What Can I Do? 1998. Detailed recommendations and references for combating mold in homes that have been damaged by water. http://www.dhs.cahwnet.gov/ps/deodc/ehib/EHIB2/topics/Moldhome%20Eng.html

Resource page on mold http://www.dhs.cahwnet.gov/ps/deodc/ehib/ehib2/topics/mold.html

US Environmental Protection Agency

Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings. 2001. Detailed guidance for building managers and custodians.
In HTML format: http://www.epa.gov/iaq/molds/index.html.
In PDF format (4.8 MB) http://www.epa.gov/iaq/molds/graphics/moldremediation.pdf

Washington State Department of Health.  Got Mold? Frequently Asked Questions. Detailed advice for people with concerns about mold in their homes. http://www.doh.wa.gov/ehp/ts/Got_Mold.html

Environmental Tobacco Smoke (Second-hand smoke)

US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Indoor Air

Children and Second-hand Smoke -- brochure for parents. 1999. http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/etschild.html   [cached copy (PDF)]

Second-Hand Smoke - health risks and what you can do. Information for individuals. http://www.epa.gov/iaq/asthma/triggers/shs.html

What you can do about second-hand smoke as parents, decision-makers or building occupants. 1993. http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/etsbro.html

Qué puede hacer usted sobre el humo de segunda mano como padre,
personal directivo y ocupante de un edificio? 1995. http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/humo.html

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Asthma and Allergen Prevention. Brief suggestions to avoid cigarette smoking, including resources to help individuals stop smoking. http://www.niehs.nih.gov/airborne/prevent/smoke.html

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Tobacco Smoke's Impact on Asthma and Allergies. Suggestions geared at parents for avoiding environmental tobacco smoke. http://www.aafa.org/asthmaandallergyinformation/aboutasthmaandallergies/asthmaandallergyanswers/Tobacco_Smoke.cfm

American Lung Assocation smoking cessation www.lungusa.org/tobacco

American Cancer Society

Tobacco and Cancer page. With links to smoking cessation programs http://www.cancer.org/tobacco/

Public Policy and Tobacco page. Summarizes ways to reduce smoking in public places and through public policy. http://www.cancer.org/tobacco/legislation.html

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tobacco Information and Prevention. Extensive resources on smoking including educational materials, surgeons general reports, statistics, and county-level reports. http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/

Surgeon General's Report -- Reducing Tobacco Use. 2000.

Executive summary in PDF format at http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/sgr/sgr_2000/execsumm.pdf
Four page summaryin PDF format at http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/sgr/sgr_2000/aag2cpy.pdf

Americans for Nonsmokers Rights. Advoacy group that promotes an anti-smoking agenda. http://www.no-smoke.org/advo.html

Animal danders and pets

US Environmental Protection Agency. Controlling asthma triggers: pets. http://www.epa.gov/iaq/asthma/triggers/pets.html

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Asthma and allergen prevention. Brief suggestions to reduce allergies associated with pets.  http://www.niehs.nih.gov/airborne/prevent/pets.html

Dust mites

US Environmental Protection Agency. Controlling asthma triggers: Dust Mites. http://www.epa.gov/iaq/asthma/triggers/mites.html

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Asthma and allergen prevention - brief suggestions to reduce dust mites in the home. http://www.niehs.nih.gov/airborne/prevent/mites.html


US Environmental Protection Agency. Controlling asthma triggers: cockroaches. http://www.epa.gov/iaq/asthma/triggers/pests.html

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Asthma and allergen prevention - suggestions to reduce cockroaches in households. http://www.niehs.nih.gov/airborne/prevent/roach.html

Indoor Air Quality Programs

The "Dirty Dozen" from Delaware -- Dirty Dozen sources of indoor air quality problems from Delaware Division of Public Health, Department of Health and Social Services. Brief explanation of problems and solutions for people to use in their homes. Includes excess water, environmental tobacco smoke, pests, and things that come from outside. http://www.state.de.us/dhss/dph/btd/dozen.htm

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