Health & Indoor Air Quality

Health and safety are very important to us at Green Built Alliance. We encourage you to review the following information on indoor air quality and become proactive in ensuring the health of your home. More resources for this category are located on the Green Built Homes Certification Levels page — under Phase 6: Health & Indoor Air Quality as well as our Health & Indoor Air Quality Blog category page:

Indoor Air Quality

Whole-House Ventilation Systems – How to improve the control of air quality.

EPA’s Indoor AirPlus Program – The EPA’s new home improved indoor air quality certification program.

CDC Indoor Environmental Quality – The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s resource for IEQ.

Energy Star Builder’s Guide to IAQ – Energy Star Indoor Air Package Brochure.

Information on Mesothelioma and Asbestos-Related Illness – A complete guide from the Mesothelioma & Asbestos Awareness Center.

Healthy House Institute – The resource for a better, safer indoor environment.

Medline Plus – Information about Indoor Air Quality as a service provided by the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

North Carolina Radon Program – NC Department of Environmental and Natural Resource’s information on radon.

OSHA Safety & Health Topics – Under the US Department of Labor, OSHA’s information about indoor air quality as it relates to health and safety.

The American Indoor Air Quality Council – Promotes awareness, education, and certification in the field of Indoor Air Quality.

US EPA Indoor Air Quality – Information about mold, air quality, asthma, and tips for how to handle mold in your home.

US EPA: Building Radon Out – A step-by-step guide on how to build radon-resistant homes.

12 Air Purifying Plants That Will Clean Your Air – A guide to cleaning the air in your home with plants.

Health Effects of Indoor Air Pollution

Asbestos – Provides vital services and free resources for patients and families affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cancers. – An online educational and support resource for anyone who has come in contact with asbestos or has related health issues.

Mesothelioma and Asbestos Awareness Center – Brings attention to the dangers of asbestos and mesothelioma, and works to help patients, caregivers, advocates, and others looking to learn more about the disease.

Mesothelioma Guide – An advocacy organization dedicated to helping patients diagnosed with asbestos illnesses.