|Materials used in building construction and conditions resulting from property damage, or even poor maintenance and upkeep, can result in indoor air pollution that could jeopardize a person's health. Many of the sources of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) problems (i.e. formaldehyde, mold, radon, etc.) can be easily prevented and corrected by simple measures. Therefore, to help homeowners and business owners recognize and correct problems they may be experiencing, the following sources have been pulled together for easy access to useful information and answers to solve indoor air pollution. The information consists of guidance on most IAQ issues and associations of professional consultants should these services be desired or needed. Authorization and resources do not allow the MDEQ to visit homes and businesses to test for indoor pollution, but the agency is striving to be of assistance through the information it is making available here. |
|“How to Request Your Landlord to Make Repairs Under the Mississippi Residential Landlord Act”: pdf
For additional guidance from Mississippi Legal Services on Housing Issues, click HERE.
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|About Mold and other Indoor Pollutants
Asthma & Allergies
Carbon Monoxide (CO)
Fireplaces, Wood stoves, Wood heaters, Wood boilers
- To read an EPA introductory booklet and this topic, click HERE.
- A Consumer Product Safety Commission document on Formaldehyde, click HERE
Note on mobile homes, travel trailers and cottages:
Formaldehyde is a common ingredient in pressed-wood products, including particle board, and can cause eye, nose, and throat irritation, wheezing and coughing, fatigue, skin rashes, headaches, nosebleeds, and severe allergic reactions.. Formaldehyde levels are generally much higher in the warmer months. Good ventilation can dilute and reduce levels quite a bit.
Household Cleaning Chemicals and Sprays
Smoke (Tobacco Smoke and Second hand smoke)
|Resources for Research|
- EPA's Indoor Air Quality page, click HERE
- "The Inside Story: A Guide to Indoor Air Quality": click HERE
Indoor airPLUS: This EPA's program offers guidance and building specifications for good indoor home planning and construction: click HERE
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP)
P.O. Box 42419
Cincinnati, OH 45242-0419
Fax: (301) 604-3408
Note: The NSCEP operates a Toll-free phone service for EPA Publication Assistance with live customer service representative assistance Monday through Friday from 9:00am-5:30pm eastern time.
EPA's Indoor Air Quality Information Line: toll-free number: 1-800-438-4318
Publications on Multiple IAQ Topics
Organizations that Address Indoor Air Issues
|Consultants and Laboratories|
Related IAQ Topics
|For More Information Contact Bryan Williams 601.961.5799|
Or Air Toxics Branch