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State Offices or Programs Associated With Indoor Air Impact on Health

Each state has programs for measuring or investigating air quality. These programs help property owners, businesses, and the public at large. They promote a healthy environment for all state residents. They also allow concerned citizens to make their voices heard by reporting air quality concerns.

The outdoor and indoor environment can be affected by many harmful contaminants. These include radon, asbestos, mold, and pesticides. Other dangerous particulates and allergens include:

  • Tobacco smoke, secondhand smoke, and other indoor air pollutants
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as paints, lacquers, and formaldehyde
  • Dangerous chemicals in air conditioning (HVAC), known as fluorinated hydrocarbons
  • Dust mites, insects, and other bugs

High concentrations of harmful emissions can create negative health effects. This includes lung cancer, heart disease, and other long-term health issues. Health professionals across the country do their best to raise awareness. Environmental epidemiology experts have taken many clean air initiatives. Still, more can be done by raising awareness of environmental safety. If you're concerned about air quality, consider talking to:

  • People in your home, friends, and colleagues
  • Building managers and building occupants (especially in dense office buildings)
  • Administrators who provide tools for schools and academic institutions to fight pollution

A great way to promote environmental safety is to contact your state's health department. They can address your concerns about any indoor or outdoor air pollution. They can provide you with technical assistance, risk assessment, and remediation information. These resources can help promote fresh air and reduce health problems.

This section contains links to state offices and fact sheets dealing with air-related health inquiries. At the federal government level, you can consult with federal agencies such as the:


Indoor Air Quality/Lead Branch (Dept. of Public Health)

ADEM Environmental Programs (Alabama Dept. of Environmental Management)


Air Quality Office (Dept. of Environmental Conservation)


Department of Environmental Quality (Dept. of Health Services)


Air Division (Dept. of Environmental Quality)


Indoor Air Quality Program (IAQ) (Dept. of Health Services)

Air Resources Board (California Environmental Protection Agency)


Indoor Air Quality (Dept. of Public Health and Environment)


Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) (Dept. of Public Health)


Indoor Air Quality Information (Dept. of Health and Social Services)

District of Columbia (Washington, DC)

Air Quality Division (Dept. of the Environment)


Indoor Air Toxics Program (Dept. of Health)


Indoor Air Quality (Dept. of Public Health)


Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Section (Dept. of Health)


Indoor Environment program (Dept. of Health & Welfare)


Bureau of Air (Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA)

Common Questions and Answers About Indoor Mold (Dept. of Public Health)


Office of Air Quality (OAQ) (Dept. of Environmental Management)

Indoor Air Quality Program (Marion County Health Department)


Air Quality Bureau (Dept. of Natural Resources)


Bureau of Air (Dept. of Health and Environment)


Division for Air Quality (Dept. for Environmental Protection)


Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Education Service (Dept. of Health and Hospitals)


Bureau of Air Quality (Dept. of Environment Protection)


Air and Radiation Programs (Dept. of the Environment)


Indoor Air Quality Unit (Health and Human Services)


Air Quality Division (AQD) (Dept. of Environmental. Quality)


Air Quality (Dept. of Health)


Air Division (Dept. of Environmental Quality)

Carbon Monoxide (Dept. of Health)


How Is the Air? (Dept. of Natural Resources)


Air Quality (Department of Health)


Indoor Air Quality Program (Dept. of Health and Human Services)


Air (Nevada Division of Environmental Protection)

New Hampshire

Air Quality (Dept. of Environmental Services)

New Jersey

Air Quality (Dept. of Environmental Protection)

New Mexico

Air Quality Bureau (New Mexico Environment Dept.)

New York

Air Quality (Dept. of Health)

North Carolina

Indoor Environmental Quality (Dept. of Health and Human Services)

North Dakota

Division of Air Quality (Dept. of Health - Environmental Health)


Air Pollution Control (Environmental Protection Agency)


Air Quality Division (Dept. of Environmental Quality)


Air Quality (Oregon Department of Environmental Quality)


Bureau of Air Quality (Dept. of Environmental Protection)

Rhode Island

Air Quality (Department of Health)

South Carolina

Air Quality (Dept. of Health and Environmental Control)

South Dakota

Air Quality Program (Dept. of Agriculture and Natural Resources)


Division of Air Pollution Control (Dept. of Environment & Conservation)


Air Quality (Commission on Environmental Quality)


Division of Air Quality (Dept. of Environmental Quality)


Air Quality and Climate Division (Dept. of Environmental Conservation)


Air (Dept. of Environmental Quality)


Air Quality (Department of Ecology)

West Virginia

Radiation, Toxics & Indoor Air Division (Dept. of Health & Human Resources)


Air Quality (Dept. of Health Services)


Air Quality Division (Dept. of Environmental Quality)

Still Having Issues? Contact an Environmental Attorney

Preserving the environment is a monumental effort. Sometimes, it's not enough to raise awareness to friends and coworkers. Calling government offices might not always get you results, either. If you're struggling with air quality problems, contact an environmental lawyer today.

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