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    Earthquakes

    Know your risk What An earthquake is the sudden, rapid shaking of the earth, caused by the breaking and shifting of subterranean rock as it releases strain that has accumulated over a long time. Initial mild shaking may strengthen and become extremely violent within seconds. Additional earthquakes, called aftershocks, may follow the initial earthquake. Most

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    Indoor Air Pollutants and Toxic Materials

    Walking into a modern building can sometimes be compared to placing your head inside a plastic bag that is filled with toxic fumes.” John Bower Founder, Healthy House Institute Introduction We all face a variety of risks to our health as we go about our day-to-day lives. Driving in cars, flying in airplanes, engaging in

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    How Long Is It Before Mold Develops From a Leaking Roof?

    How Long Is It Before Mold Develops From a Leaking Roof? Related Articles Long-Term Damage of a Leaky Roof How to Repair Mold-Damaged Drywall What Are the Dangers of a Leaky Roof? How to Caulk Roof Gutters A leaky roof can pave the way for mold in a big hurry. When water enters the home

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    Health Risk of Radon

    Exposure to Radon Causes Lung Cancer In Non-smokers and Smokers Alike The Facts… Lung cancer kills thousands of Americans every year. Smoking, radon, and secondhand smoke are the leading causes of lung cancer. Although lung cancer can be treated, the survival rate is one of the lowest for those with cancer. From the time of diagnosis,

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    Introduction to Indoor Air Quality

    Indoor Air Pollution and Health Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. Understanding and controlling common pollutants indoors can help reduce your risk of indoor health concerns. Health effects from indoor air pollutants may be

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    Air Pollution: Current and Future Challenges

    Indoor air pollution, which arises from a variety of causes, also can cause health problems. For more information on indoor air pollution, which is not regulated under the Clean Air Act, see EPA’s indoor air web site. Air Pollution Challenges: Common Pollutants Great progress has been made in achieving national air quality standards, which EPA originally

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