Indoor Air Quality and Environment Resources


Fact Sheets

Information about Toxins and Pollutants

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Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

A Word of Caution: Material Safety Data Sheets are meant to address occupational exposure. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration(OSHA) requires manufacturers to produce MSDSs to enable employers to inform employees about workplace hazards. The information and advice contained in an MSDS may not be readily applicable to other potentially susceptible populations, including children.

Although MSDSs do exist for some household products, MSDSs are not designed to give advice about a 24-hour exposure rate. Written directions and warnings on containers for household products, as well as the Consumer Product Safety Commission, are the prime sources of public information regarding homeowner use of retail products.

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General Resources about Indoor Air Quality

Research, advocacy, and educational sites:

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Ventilation & Heating

Professional organizations offering relevant information:

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Allergies, Asthma and other Medical Issues

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These publications often include relevant articles and information. The Vermont Department of Health neither endorses nor is responsible for their content.

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