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This guide by “Energy Star” provides the consumer with information on how Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs work, how to safely install and dispose of them and much more, please visit this site:
This document by the US EPA will help you understand asbestos: what it is, its health effects, where it could be in your home, and what to do about it if you do find asbestos in your home.
Every MA dwelling, occupied and used for residential purposes which contains fossil fuel burning equipment shall be equipped by the owner with a working and approved carbon monoxide alarm. To read the full description and details of this very important law follow this link to the MA General laws site.
The spanish language guide to radon in your home by the US Environvental Protection Agency: This guide provides you with information to protect yourself and your family from radon in your home.
This link gives you access to the new & improved citizen's guide to "Radon" in your home by the EPA.
The following website provides the interested home owner with information on available programs and the qualifications that are required for eligibility.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has prepared consumer information to help you understand what mold is, how it can grow in your home and routine maintenance procedures you can follow to prevent mold problems plus methods of removing mold already in your home.
The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to chimney and venting system safety. Regular sweeping of your chimney prevents residential chimmney fires, carbon monoxide intrusion and other hazards. This site will educate you and help you look for the right chimney sweeper in your area of the Commonweatlh.
This site provides information about lead, lead hazards, and provides some simple steps to protect your family.
Your chimney needs regular maintenance to keep working properly and safely. The National Fire Protection Assoc. Code 211 states; Chimneys, fireplaces and vents shall be inspected at least once a year.To find a local professional visit this site for info and advice.
This page of the MA Deptartment of Environmental Protection, provides the reader with detailed information on how and where to collect hazardous waste across the state.
The highest source of mercury in our air comes from fossil fuels such as coal. The use of just one incandescent light bulb produces about 2.5 times more mercury than using a new CFL lightbulb including the mercury inside the CFL which only ever exposes a human to mercury if broken and exposed to the air. For more detailed information on mercury and CFL's please read this fact sheet.
This site is for the consumer who wants to learn more about the health of their home and find resources to improve or fix possible health problems in the home.
Nearly all MA cities and towns offer residents the opportunity to recycle. To learn more about recycling and hazardous household product management opportunities and programs near your home follow this link:
Homeowners who need help with home modification for "health and safety" reasons can find zero to low interest loans by the State by following this link.