Asbestos, Lead, & Mold Links

http://mde.maryland.gov/programs/Air/Asbestos/FactsaboutAsbestos/Pages/index.aspx – Learn facts about asbestos from the Maryland Department of the Environment, including what it is and who regulates it.

https://www.epa.gov/asbestos – Learn about asbestos, where it can be found, and how people can be exposed to it.

https://www.pleuralmesothelioma.com/asbestos/ – Learn more about what asbestos is and the types of asbestos that cause pleural mesothelioma.

http://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/substances/asbestos/asbestos-fact-sheet – Learn more about asbestos exposure and cancer risk including what asbestos is, how asbestos is used, who is at risk, what factors affect the risk of developing an asbestos-related disease, and more.

http://www.mde.state.md.us/programs/Land/LeadPoisoningPrevention/Pages/index.aspx – Learn about the Maryland Department of the Environment’s Lead Poisoning Prevention programs for homeowners, tenants, parents, and health providers.

https://www.epa.gov/lead/lead-abatement-vs-lead-rrp – Learn about the differences between lead abatement – a specialized activity designed to address and remove lead in the home – and Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) projects, which are typically performed for aesthetic reasons and are not designed to permanently remove lead-based paint hazards.

https://www.epa.gov/lead/evaluating-and-eliminating-lead-based-paint-hazards – Learn more about the importance of lead abatement, inspection, and risk assessment. Find out how to identify risks and learn about the EPA requirements for abatement projects in the pre-1978 target housing and child-occupied facilities market.

https://www.epa.gov/lead/learn-about-lead – Learn about what lead is, where it is found, what the health effects of lead are, and who is at risk. Educate yourself on lead exposure data and find out how to lower your chances of exposure to lead.

https://www.epa.gov/lead/protect-your-family-exposures-lead#sl-home – Learn more about how to protect your family from lead found in older homes and buildings, soil, yards, playgrounds, dust, products, drinking water, jobs, hobbies, and folk remedies.

http://www.mde.state.md.us/publichealth/Pages/IndoorAirQuality.aspx – Learn about indoor air quality from the Maryland Department of the Environment, including information on mold in the environment.

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/documents/parent_checklist3.pdf – Check out this lead poisoning home checklist to determine if you may be at risk for lead exposure.

http://www.cdc.gov/mold/dampness_facts.htm – Find out what mold is, where it is found, and how its growth that best be controlled, prevented, and eliminated. Learn more about the importance of promptly fixing leaky roofs, windows, pipes, flooded areas, and so on.