EEOP: Resources

Indoor Air Quality Resources:

Indoor Air Quality Sites:       [top]
This website provides contact information for the US EPA Region 10 IAQ offices and programs.

This .pdf file explains the reasons there are IAQ complaints and possible sources of pollutants. The EHS-Alaska provides indoor air quality surveys, pollutant source identification, and work site remediation.

EPA Region 10- Indoor Air Quality Media Resources
This website is a listing of Air Quality videos and other audio visual programs the Public Environmental Resource Center offers on loan to anyone in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon or Washington.

USEPA Alaska's Environment Links
Here you will find some of the more common links to information about the environment in Alaska. This is not an all-inclusive list of information on the State of Alaska. Links include the following topics: Priority Geographic Areas, EPA Arctic Program, Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund, State Agencies and Superfund Sites, Alaska Maps (GIS Map Library), State of Alaska Environmental Links and Federal Environmental Links.'s+Environment?opendocument

IAQ Tools for Schools 2002 Award Winners 2002 Excellence Awards and 2002 Special Achievement Awards
The Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools Excellence Award is EPA's most prestigious indoor air quality award, presented only to schools and school districts that show exceptional commitment and achievement in improving children's health and indoor air quality.

University of Alaska Fairbanks
Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management
Indoor Air Quality
This website contains information on Winter Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Vehicle Exhaust and Low Humidity Discomfort. There are also useful links to other IAQ resources.

University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension
Radon in Homes the Alaska Experience
This is a link to a fact sheet on Radon developed by the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

This is a link to fact sheet on Carbon Monoxide developed by the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Alaska Building Science News
The Alaska Building Science News is a joint publication of the Alaska Building Science Network ( and Cooperative Extension Service, Office of the Energy Specialist ( The Alaska Building Science News ( is a joint publication of the Alaska Building Science Network and Cooperative Extension Service, Office of the Energy Specialist ( Alaska Building Science News' sole purpose is to bring timely building science information to Alaskans in order to improve the quality and durability of the housing stock in Alaska as well as save energy and maintenance expenses for home owners.

American Lung Association of Alaska
Indoor Air Toolkit
The "Healthy Breathing Begins at Home Indoor Air Quality Toolkit" includes a checklist for your use in a home walk-through to identify potential pollutant sources or risks. The Toolkit also includes our series of "Tips for Clean Indoor Air in Alaska"; Tips contain more in-depth information than the checklist on specific indoor pollutants or pollution sources.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)
Moisture and Mold
The quality of the air in our homes is a vital component of a healthy living environment. Too much moisture in the air can lead to mold, and has been linked to respiratory problems for occupants.

CMHC Fighting Mold - The Homeowner's Guide

CMHC Moisture and Air: Problems and Remedies
This section is intended to assist you with identifying the signs and probable causes of moisture and moisture related indoor air quality problems in your home and to propose practical solutions.

Alaska Department of Conservation
Division of Air Quality Area Sources Group - Indoor Air Pollution
There is information on Attached Garages and Toxic Vapors as well a description on Indoor Air some IAQ facts and potential health effects.

Utah State Cooperative Extension
How to Purchase a Healthy Home Checklist

Housing and Building Resources:       [top]
Cooperative Extension Service-Alaska Energy and Housing Resources
Cooperative Extension Service is an outreach educational delivery system supported by a partnership between the US Department of Agriculture and the University of Alaska Fairbanks and College of Rural Alaska. This website provides informational links to Indoor Air Quality, Polar Living, Manuals, Energy Links, Housing links, Radon links, Alaska Weather and permafrost.

Alaska Building Science Network (ABSN)-Knowledge You Can Build On
The Alaska Building Science Network (ABSN) is a member supported association of individuals, businesses, and organizations dedicated to promoting energy efficiency as an essential component of durable, safe and affordable housing in Alaska. This website provides general links to building science, energy efficiency, Alternative Energy, Indoor Air Quality and sustainability.

Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC)-Proposal Forms
The Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC) is an industry based, non-profit corporation created to facilitate the development, use, and testing of energy efficient, durable, healthy, and cost effective building technologies for Alaska and the world's cold climate regions.

Council for Educational Facility Planners-EPA Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools (IAQ TfS) 2002 Award Winners
This organization is the advocate for excellence in student learning environments. Research has proven that there is an integral relationship between the quality of educational facilities and the level of student achievement.

The Health HouseĀ® project is a national education program created by the American Lung Association of Minnesota to raise the standards for better indoor environments. This website provides links to various resources that pertain to having a healthy home.

The Healthy Indoor Air for America's Homes Program- Training and Reference Manual
The Healthy Indoor Air for America's Homes Program was developed to provide basic but comprehensive information to consumers on how to get a handle on indoor air quality (IAQ) in their homes. The goal of the Program is to educate consumers about sources, health risks, and control measures related to common residential indoor air problems and to help consumers reduce their health risks from these problems. This website provides the Training manual and Reference manual. The revised manual also includes three new instructional modules dealing with: Building Science and Indoor Air Quality, Secondhand Smoke and Asthma.

Carbon Monoxide (CO), the Silent Killer
This website provides a Fact sheet on Carbon Monoxide.

State of Alaska Epidemiology -Bulletin Ozone Generators - Warning - Not For Occupied Spaces
Not all indoor air cleaning devices are alike, and certain types could cause health problems. Machines that purposefully produce ozone as an indoor air cleansing agent are currently on the market for residential use - these products should be avoided.

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Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation-Indoor Air Pollutants
This website contains a list sources of Air pollutants in homes and buildings. The website also contain links that pertain to Indoor Air Quality.

Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation-Air Toxics Information and Links
The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has compiled a list of web links on the following topics: General Air Quality, Indoor Air Quality, Vehicle Emissions, Environmental Toxicology and Risk, and Industry Hygiene.

For more information, please contact:
Mansel Nelson