Indoor Air Quality

The buildings we live in affect our health in many ways. Research has linked adverse health impacts to characteristics of the building environment, including the presence of moisture, airborne volatile organic compounds, allergens, particulates, radon and combustion byproducts such as carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide. Below is information on how you can keep your indoor air quality healthy.

Additional Resources

  • EPA Indoor Air Quality in Homes – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency page about indoor air quality that has a FAQ section, and links to resources and webinars.
  • BPI – Home Performance Resources – The Building Performance Institute Inc. website contains a FAQ section, videos, articles, available incentives, how to find a contractor, and more.
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development webpage about energy efficiency and indoor air quality contains background information, links for how to test for air quality, improvement strategies, and other topics to consider.
  • National Center for Healthy Housing – This nonprofit’s website is dedicated to securing healthy homes for all. It has many resources for making homes safer and healthier.
  • NC State Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Program – NC State’s Family and Consumer Sciences Program website provides information about housing and energy. It also discusses different programs and includes a variety of resources about home energy and living.
  • EPA Mold – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency webpage about mold. It has basic information and links to a variety of resources
  • The Community Guide – Website has videos on many topics.