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Indoor Air Quality Program


Links to sites outside the Texas Department of State Health Services are intended to be informational and do not necessarily imply any official endorsement. Staff associated the Indoor Air Quality Program routinely review the links, but cannot guarantee the validity of information provided at outside sites. These sites may not be accessible to people with disabilities.


GENERAL LINKS

American Cancer Society

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists

American Heart Association

American Lung Association

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers

Building Owners and Managers Association

Center for Disease Control

Consumer Federation of America

Consumer Product Safety Commission, Product Safety Hotline,1-800-638-2772

Department of Health and Human Services

DSHS Audiovisual Library -- There are several videos on IAQ issues that may be checked out by the public.  Look under subject heading of "Environmental Health."

NIOSH - The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
Indoor Environmental Quality

Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6, Dallas, TX

Human Ecology Action League, P.O. Box 49126, Atlanta, GA 30359-1126

Indoor Air Quality Information Clearinghouse, 1-800-438-4318

Local Health Departments and Districts of Texas

National Association of Home Builders

National Pesticide Information Center, 1-800-858-PEST (7378)

Texas Department of Housing - About Manufactured Housing

Texas Department of State Health Services - School Health Program

Texas State Office of Risk Management - Employee Safety and Health Program: Indoor Air Quality

World Health Organization

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MOLD RESOURCES

Links to Web Site About Mold Growth in Buildings

Links and references to sources of information on indoor air quality external to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of DSHS. These sites may not be accessible to persons with disabilities.  

Government Agencies/Universities:

Texas

Texas Attorney General
Home Remodeling and Repair - Mold Remediation

AgriLIFE Extension, Texas A&M University System
Indoor Air Quality Home Page

 

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Federal Government

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Mold Resource Page

What People with Weakened Immune Systems Need to Know about Mold

Federal Emergency Management Agency/American Red Cross
Rebuilding Resources

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences - National Institutes of Health (NIEHS)
Mold Resources
Hurricane Sandy (links to multiple resources on storm/flood cleanup, including several specific to mold remediation)

U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine
Mold Resource Page

U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Health and Safety Administration
A Brief Guide to Mold in the Workplace

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Mold Resource Page

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Other Government

California Department of Health Services
Mold Resources

New York City Department of Health
Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments

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Private Organizations, Associations, etc.

Medical Groups:

American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Environmental Health
Policy Statement : Toxic Effects of Indoor Molds

American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Adverse Human Health Effects Associated with Molds in the Indoor Environment

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Miscellaneous

American Industrial Hygiene Association
The Facts About Mold

American Lung Association Health House Project
Mold Control: Tips for Identifying and Eliminating Household Mold

The Family Handyman Magazine
Remove Mold -- How to Identify a Mold Problem and Remove the Mold

Western Wood Products Association
Mold and Wood Products (how to control/clean mold on lumber, other wood products)


SCHOOL RESOURCES

IAQ Information for Texas Schools
DSHS Voluntary Indoor Air Quality Guidelines for Government Buildings - (applies to Public Schools)

DSHS Minimum Standards of Sanitation and Health Protection Measures 
Chapter 341.065 of the Texas Health and Safety Code:  School Buildings and Grounds - This state statute briefly addresses issues that can affect indoor air quality in schools.

Asbestos in Schools
Concerns regarding the management of asbestos in Texas school buildings may be directed to the
Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) Program by calling 800-572-5548.  
Click here for information regarding the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) Program.

Lead in Schools
Concerns regarding the management of lead-based paint in Texas schools should be directed to the Environmental Lead Program at 888-778-9440 ext. 2434

Mold in School
See Mold Resources above
See the EPA publication - Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings.

Texas Associations Offering Information/Services

Texas Association of School Administrators - Sponsors workshops on IPM Coordinator Training and school maintenance and operations, including coverage of IAQ issues.

Texas Association of School Boards - Offers environmental training to members and environmental services.

FEDERAL PROGRAMS

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Indoor Environments Division IAQ Tools for Schools Home Page - IAQ Tools for Schools Action Kit, Training Opportunities, Incentive Programs, Managing Asthma and MORE!

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 6 Tools for Schools - This regional EPA office covering Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Louisiana, is working with schools to facilitate implementation of Tools for Schools, and recognize those who do.  Schools can get on an email distribution list to be updated on important IAQ information.  Components of the IAQ Tools for Schools kit are available for download in Word or WordPerfect format at this site.

NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

National Education Association Health Information Network - IAQ in Schools Program

INFORMATION FROM OTHER STATES

California Department of Education, School Facilities Planning Division - Indoor Air Quality - A Guide for Educators

 


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Division for Regulatory Services - P. O. Box 149347- Austin, Texas 78714-9347- (512) 834-6770
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Last updated June 05, 2014