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Information for You

Carbon monoxide is a poison, even at low levels. Breathing high levels of CO can cause severe illness or death in a matter of minutes.

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.

“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).

The Health Department recommends testing your private water source for gross alpha radiation and uranium every five years.

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.