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





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Air Quality/Breathing:

Lung Hotline
1-800-548-8252

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.

Asbestos

EPA asbestos - providing asbestos information.

Formaldehyde

Illinois Department of Public Health
Division of Environmental Health
525 W. Jefferson Street
Springfield, IL 62761
217-782-5830

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

Lead

EPA's Sources of Lead in the Home

EPA - Safe Drinking Water Hotline
1-800-426-4791
Provides facts on lead in drinking water.
National Lead Information Center
1-800-426-4791

Radon

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

EPA - Safe Drinking Water Hotline
1-800-426-4791
Provides facts on radon in drinking water.

Product Safety:

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

Molds:

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 'Protecting Your Eyes At Work' issued by the American Optometric Association.
It is worth a look, could save your vision.


Friday, Oct 24, 2014
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