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Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
You may call the toll-free number (800)
438-4318 to speak to an information specialist, Monday through Friday, 900 a.m. to
500 p.m. eastern time. After hours, you may leave a voice message, or you may make
inquiries by fax [(703) 356-5386] or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org anytime.
Indoor Air Quality Information Clearinghouse
P.O. Box 37133
Washington D.C. 20013-7133
Direct line (703) 356-4020
What is the Indoor Air Quality Information
Clearinghouse (IAQ INFO)?
The IAQ INFO is an easily accessible,
central source of information on indoor air quality, created and supported by the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As concern about air pollution indoors has grown,
so has the amount of information on this subject; but getting current, useful information
can be a challenging task. The purpose of the IAQ INFO is to help you locate
information to answer your questions about indoor air pollution.
What kind of information is available from
IAQ INFO can provide EPA publications
on many aspects of indoor air quality
Indoor air pollutants and their sources;
Health effects of indoor air pollution;
Testing and measuring indoor air pollutants;
Controlling indoor air pollutants;
Constructing and maintaining homes and
buildings to minimize indoor air quality problems;
Existing standards and guidelines related to
indoor air quality; and
General information on Federal and State
What kind of assistance will I receive from
An IAQ INFO information specialist will
handle your inquiries in one or more of the following ways
Answer many of your questions on the
Mail EPA and jointly sponsored publications
from the inventory to you--most are free of charge. A list of EPA Indoor Air Quality
publications is available from IAQ INFO; [Please note that radon-specific
publications are listed both places]; and
Refer you to appropriate government agencies,
research, public interest, and private sector organizations.
If you develop or distribute information on
indoor air quality topics, please contact IAQ INFO or place us on your mailing list.
National Radon Information Hotline
Information recording operates 24 hours a day
The Radon FIX-IT Program
What is the "Radon Fix-it" Line?
The Consumer Federation of America
Foundation, a nonprofit consumer organization, operates a Radon Fix-it Program which is
free of charge. The Radon Fix-it Line assists consumers with elevated radon levels of 4
pCi/L or higher by providing information that will allow them to take the necessary steps
toward fixing their homes. The Fix-it Line is in operation 24 hours a day, seven days a
week. Callers to the hotline receive information about (consumers with radon-related
questions may leave a message to obtain a counselor call back)
reducing elevated radon levels
referrals to technical experts in their State
addressing radon problems in connection with
real estate transactions.
The National Hispanic Indoor Air Quality
The National Hispanic Indoor Air Quality
Hotline provides bilingual (Spanish/English) information about indoor air pollutants that
consumers may find inside their homes, offices or schools.
Consumers, health and human services
professionals, outreach workers, and community leaders from across the United States,
Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico can call 1-800-SALUD-12 (1-800-725-8312), or, in
Washington, DC, (202) 265-6388 to speak with a bilingual health information
specialist (HIS) Monday through Friday, 900 a.m. to 600 p.m. eastern time. After
business hours, consumers may leave a message and an HIS will return the call the next day
during business hours.
What kind of information and services are
available from the NHIAQ Hotline?
information on indoor air pollutants, for example
health effects of indoor air pollution;
sources of indoor air pollution; measurement/testing of radon in homes; and, preventing
exposure to indoor air pollutants.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) written
information on indoor air quality, such as [these hyperlinks go to EPA's IAQ web pages]
Radon (Rn); Lead (Pb); Carbon Monoxide (CO);
and Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS)
Provide radon test kits to consumers with
bilingual test instructions; consumer follow-ups with bilingual explanation of test
results; and, referrals to other sources if mitigation is recommended.
Referrals to other similar hotlines;
government agencies and resources; EPA's State Radon and Indoor Air Quality Coordinators;
EPA Regional Radon and Indoor Air Coordinators; EPA Indoor Air Partners; and Hispanic
Bibliography of indoor air quality materials
in Spanish. This bibliography lists the name of the publication; brief description of
publication; publishing entity and a telephone number for obtaining copies.
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