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    Improving Indoor Air Quality

    The information provided here is based on current scientific and technical understanding of the issues presented. Following the advice given will not necessarily provide complete protection in all situations or against all health hazards that may be caused by indoor air pollution. There are three basic strategies to improve indoor air quality Source Control Improved

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    Legionella (Legionnaires’ Disease and Pontiac Fever)

    Questions and Answers Q: Is legionellosis (Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac fever) reportable? A: Yes, legionellosis is a nationally notifiable disease. Lab-confirmed cases of legionellosis should be reported to state health departments, who are to notify CDC. The local or state health department where a patient lives or an outbreak is occurring is the best source

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    Learn about Lead

    What is Lead? Lead is a naturally occurring element found in small amounts in the earth’s crust. While it has some beneficial uses, it can be toxic to humans and animals causing of health effects. Where is Lead Found? Lead can be found in all parts of our environment – the air, the soil, the water,

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    Am I At Risk for Radon Poisoning?

    What is radon? Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas. It’s produced when uranium, thorium, and radium break down in soil, rock, and water. It’s then released into the air. Radon is odorless, tasteless, and invisible. Radon can accumulate in some places where ventilation is inadequate, such as in an underground mine. It can also

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    Soak Up the Rain: Green Roofs

    Green roofs have a layer of plant material that absorbs water like a sponge. They capture water when it rains, slowly releasing it through evaporation and plant use. Green roofs can significantly reduce the amount of rain water that would otherwise run off an impervious roof surface. Green roofs can also help reduce building energy

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    How to Stop a Leaking Roof During Heavy Rains

    A roof that leaks is a problem in any weather, but a roof that suddenly begins to leak during a heavy rainstorm can quickly turn into an emergency. With heavy runoff, water may start seeping through a hole that has been there for a while and drip onto the ceiling. By the time you notice

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