Homeowners

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Healthy homes means healthier Vermonters. Learn more about how to create and keep a healthy home environment for yourself and your family.

Information for You

The Vermont Department of Health Laboratory works closely with state offices and public water suppliers to monitor Lake Champlain and drinking water supplies for blue green algae toxins.

Radioactive materials give off a form of energy that travels in waves or particles. This energy is called radiation.

One in eight Vermont homes has unsafe levels of radon. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that has no color, smell or taste.

Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, is the name given to substances that contain carbon and evaporate or “off-gases” at room temperature.

Lead poisoning can be prevented when you know what danger signs and hazards to look for in your home or in other places.

The Vermont Department of Health Laboratory offers two tests for radioactivity in drinking water: gross alpha activity and radon in water

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