Indoor Air Quality

Mold in Homes
The Mold in Homes Fact Sheet (PDF) from the Minnesota Department of Health is for people who have mold problems in their homes. It presents the health concerns associated with mold exposure and advice on finding and removing mold contamination.
Mold Issues for Renters
This Mold Issues for Renters Fact Sheet (PDF) from the Minnesota Department of Health is provided to help people better understand the hazards associated with indoor mold growth and the options available to renters in mold-damaged buildings.
Dealing with Mold Problems After a Flood
Mold spores can germinate and grow in a moist or damp environment, on any surface that contains organic matter. A home that’s been flooded can provide ideal conditions for the growth and proliferation of mold. This information from the Minnesota Department of Health explains the dangers and provides information on mold cleanup/removal and self-protection after a flood.
Help Yourself to a Healthy Home
Provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), "Help Yourself to a Healthy Home," is a self-help booklet, available in English and Spanish, for parents and caregivers that provides information about housing-related environmental health issues including:
  • Asthma and allergies
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Drinking water
  • Hazardous household products
  • Home safety and pesticide
  • Indoor air quality
  • Lead
  • Mold and moisture
Radon is the main source of ionizing radiation that most of us are exposed to. Ionizing radiation can harm the cells that make up our body's tissues and organs and causes cancer in humans.

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) provided Radon in Minnesota Homes Fact Sheet (PDF) information on radon and how to protect your family's health.