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Stay safe and healthy this winter.

Indoor Air Quality website from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Covers secondhand smoke, mold, asthma, offgassing from new carpet and paint, radon, and more. Find out how to clean up after a flood, how to determine if you work in a "sick building", and whether to get your ductwork cleaned or to spend money on a room air cleaner.

Household Products Database. Many ordinary products found around the house and garage are dangerous. Detailed information by brand name is provided, including first aid and how to safely dispose of unused product.

Read about household products that can harm your pets at the NAPCC/ASPCA poison control page.

Use the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Enviromapper site to find out about the condition of air and water where you live, and whether any hazards are located nearby. Also see EPA information made available in an easy-to-use format at Scorecard.org. Read about other environmental issues at EPA for Citizen Action.

The Noise Pollution Clearinghouse contains laws and research about noise in the environment and what you can do about excessive noise where you live.

EPA Green Homes site - whether you own or rent. Also find assistance targeted especially for builders and remodelers in Georgia at Southface Energy Institute in Atlanta.

All Atlantans, especially children, are at risk from ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun on high-UV days. Learn more at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SunWise website.

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