Tips for Reducing Indoor Pollutants in Your Home

Top of the page Tips for Reducing Indoor Pollutants in Your Home Topic Overview Exposure to indoor air pollutants can cause respiratory problems, such as asthma attacks, or diseases, such as lung cancer. Pollutants include smoke, pet dander, radon, mold, cleaning...

Environmental Illness

Top of the page Environmental Illness Topic Overview What is an environmental illness? An environmental illness can occur when you are exposed to toxins or substances in the environment that make you sick. These health hazards may be found where you live, work, or...

Insect Repellents

Top of the page Insect Repellents Topic Overview You can lower your chance of being bitten by an insect or spiderlike animal (arachnid) by using insect repellents. Mosquitoes, biting flies, and ticks can cause annoying bites and sometimes a serious disease. Mosquito...

Child Safety: Air Pollution

Top of the page Child Safety: Air Pollution Topic Overview Smog and particulate matter (such as pollen, soot, and dust) are examples of air pollution. Children’s lungs are especially sensitive to the harmful effects of air pollution, because they breathe rapidly...

Radon

Top of the page Radon Topic Overview What is radon? Radon is a radioactive gas that causes cancer. Radon is found in rock, soil, water, some building materials, and natural gas. You can’t see, taste, or smell it. How does radon exposure occur? Any home, school,...
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