Other IAQ Resources

Non-Profit Organizations

Aerias—Online resource dedicated to promoting better human health and better business through IAQ awareness. Aerias provides the latest news and comprehensive information on indoor environmental quality and its impact on human health.

American Lung Association—General and specific information about indoor air pollution, solutions, and helpful tips. Includes a Guide for Creating a Healthier Home.

American Lung Association of Washington—General information and specific information for Washington state residents about indoor air quality, helpful Internet links, and their IAQ assessment program.

Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America—An organization dedicated to finding a cure for and controlling asthma and allergic diseases.

Environmental Health Center, a division of the National Safety Council—Fact sheets and educational materials about indoor air quality pollutants, problems, and solutions.

Greenguard Environmental Institute—A guide to certified low-emitting interior products and building materials.

Indoor Air Quality Association—An organization that promotes the exchange of indoor environmental information, through education and research, for the safety and well being of the general public.

National Jewish Medical and Research Center, Lung, Allergic and Immune Diseases—Medical research center devoted entirely to respiratory, allergic, and immune system diseases.

Commercial and Professional Organizations

American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) —Timely source of technical and educational information, standards and guidelines on heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, and related human factors.

American Indoor Air Quality Council—A non-profit association for IAQ managers, technicians, investigators, consultants and professionals that promotes awareness, education, and certification in the field of Indoor Air Quality through learning, sharing, and networking.

American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)—General and specific information about indoor air pollution, assessment, solutions, and helpful tips.

Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR)—This organization verifies the test results of home air cleaners. This site is sponsored by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM).

Pollen.com—Provides current, local allergy reports and forecasts for every ZIP code in the continental United States.

The Weather Channel—The Weather Channel’s Allergies section contains helpful allergy information, including daily forecasts for tree, grass, and ragweed pollens.

Government – US – State

California Environmental Protection Agency—Air Resources Board— Frequently asked questions and information sheets on the types of pollutants, health effects of indoor air pollution, and ways to reduce indoor air pollution. Information sheets on air cleaning devices and filters.

California Indoor Air Quality Program, California Dept. of Health Services—Information about upcoming IAQ events, as well as IAQ information sheets and helpful links.

University of Minnesota—Home Indoor Quality Knowledge Base—Lots of good Web links and information on indoor air quality.

University of Minnesota Extension Service—Information in both Spanish and English about molds in the home.

Washington State Dept. of Health, Division of Environmental Health, Office of Environmental Health and Safety—Information about asbestos, formaldehyde, mold, carbon monoxide and other indoor air pollutants.

Washington State Office of the Insurance Commission, Mold and Homeowner Insurance—Fact sheet covers how consumers can protect their property from mold damage.

Government – US – Federal

National Institutes of Health—Offers a variety of environmental health topics for the consumer.

National Library of Medicine—Medline Plus—Excellent IAQ resource, including helpful Web links related to IAQ.

National Pesticide Information Center—Provides information about pesticides to the general public as well as the medical, veterinary, and professional communities.

US Consumer Product Safety Commission—Offers a variety of indoor air quality publications. These publications are the same as the National Safety Council offerings.

US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—Offers information on health-related topics with a focus on preventing and controlling diseases, disability and injury.

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Indoor Air Quality—IAQ hotline, publications, and resources.

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Asbestos—General information about asbestos and its health effects.

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Lead—General information about lead and its health effects.


Health Canada—Information on common indoor pollutants, their risks, and how to minimize them in the home.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation—General information and practical tips on how to improve indoor air quality.

World Health Organization (WHO)—Offers a variety of indoor air quality publications from an international perspective.