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Information for You

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous gas you cannot see or smell. It is produced when liquid, solid or gas fuel is burned—such as natural gas, propane, oil, charcoal, wood and wood pellets.

The Health Department and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have specific lead-based paint requirements for the maintenance and renovation of buildings and structures built prior to 1978.

Ozone is a colorless gas with a noticeable smell. Although ozone is naturally found in the atmosphere, it is also a main part of air pollution called smog.

“Particulate” is a general name given to a tiny solid or liquid particle or piece of matter. It usually refers to particles in the air (airborne particulates).

Lead is a highly toxic metal that has been commonly used in many household, industrial and automobile products. Lead poisoning is a serious but preventable health problem.

Gross alpha radiation is a type of energy released when certain radioactive elements decay or break down and can be found in your drinking water.

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