Homeowners

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Information for You

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.

Regulated Essential Maintenance Practices (EMPs) or lead abatement activities must be performed by certified professionals.

Mold and mildew are general terms used to describe kinds of fungus. Mold needs moisture to grow. Due to Vermont’s humid climate, mold is commonly found in homes.

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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