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

If you are maintaining or renovating a building or structure that was built before 1978, lead-safe work practices are required by the Vermont Lead Law and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Pests in and around our homes can be a nuisance. Pests include insects (e.g. cockroaches, bed bugs, wasps, and garden bugs), rodents (e.g. mice and rats), and weeds.

Mercury is a natural substance that can be found in the environment. At room temperature, metallic mercury is a shiny, silver-white liquid.

This year, one in six Americans will get sick from foodborne illness. Find out what you can do to keep yourself and your family safe.

Hantavirus can cause a serious disease in humans called hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. Hantavirus can be found in the urine, droppings and saliva of certain rodents.

Most carpet is made with synthetic (human-made) materials. However, carpets can also be made of wool or other natural materials.

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