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Following are to help address building, maintenance & remodeling - added concerns for projects around the home.

Health Related Issues:

Air Quality/Breathing:

Lung Hotline

Consider fumes and being in contact with adhesives, paint and other chemical-based products, dust from sanding, sawing, refuse debris, fibers from insulation, and a host of other potentially harmful particles & substances. The Lung Association also offers these recommendations.


EPA asbestos publications - providing asbestos information.


Illinois Department of Public Health
Division of Environmental Health
525 W. Jefferson Street
Springfield, IL 62761

Their 'Fact Sheet' - lists sources such as insulation, particleboard, and plywood, for example, and possible ways to limit exposure.


'What You Should Know About Lead Based Paint in Your Home: Safety Alert'
Put out by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

EPA - Safe Drinking Water Hotline
Provides facts on lead in drinking water.
National Lead Information Center


EPA radon publications - for topics that include free guides and means of protection.

EPA - Safe Drinking Water Hotline
Provides facts on radon in drinking water.

Product Safety:

Hotline/Recalls 1-800-638-2772
Informative brochures and Household Safety Publications
Their site also announces recalls on tools by specific manufacturer.


The Center for Disease Control publishes 'Basic Facts' on mold with recommendations for when builders and others don't wish to assume responsibility for cleaning molds.

Vision/Eye Safety:

See the 'Eye Safety Fact Sheet' issued by the American Optometric Association.
How many of us are aware of the difference between basic impact and high impact lenses?
It is worth a look, could save your vision.

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014

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