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  1. Indoor Air Quality
  2. Are schools required to follow EPA's IAQ Tools for Schools guidance?
  3. Are there Federal regulations or standards regarding mold?
  4. Are there Indoor airPLUS labels, plaques, and certificates? How can I get them?
  5. Are there statistical data available regarding IAQ in schools?
  6. Are we sure that radon is a health risk?
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  1. Mold and Moisture
  2. Are there Federal regulations or standards regarding mold?
  3. Can mold cause health problems?
  4. Does carpet cause IAQ problems in schools?
  5. Does ultraviolet (UV) radiation from UV lamps kill mold?
  6. How can I tell if I have a mold problem?
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  1. Radon
  2. Are radon measurements accurate and reliable?
  3. Are we sure that radon is a health risk?
  4. Describe the radon epidemiological studies?
  5. Does the 2009 World Health Organization's recommendation of a lower radon action level affect EPA's radon action level of 4 pCi/L?
  6. Explain working levels (WL) and picocuries per liter of air (pCi/L).
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  1. Asthma
  2. ¿Cómo el asma afecta a los niños?
  3. Do children outgrow asthma?
  4. How can I help my child have fewer asthma episodes (or symptoms)?
  5. How does indoor air quality in schools affect asthma?
  6. How does mold affect asthma?
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  1. La Calidad del Aire Interior
  2. ¿A quién le da asma?
  3. ¿Causan problemas en las escuelas las alfombras?
  4. ¿Cómo consigo un modelo integrado de evaluación de edificios?
  5. ¿Cómo entra el radón a su hogar?
  6. ¿Cómo la calidad del aire interior en las escuelas afecta el asma?
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  1. IAQ Tools for Schools
  2. Are schools required to follow EPA's IAQ Tools for Schools guidance?
  3. Are there statistical data available regarding IAQ in schools?
  4. Can EPA send someone to check the IAQ in my or my child's school?
  5. Can I smoke outside on the school grounds?
  6. Do IAQ problems affect certain types of schools?
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  1. Indoor airPLUS
  2. Are there Indoor airPLUS labels, plaques, and certificates? How can I get them?
  3. Are there special resources for builders?
  4. Can Indoor airPLUS help me achieve a green certification?
  5. Do I need another inspector to qualify for the Indoor airPLUS label?
  6. Does a home energy rater need additional training to verify an Indoor airPLUS qualified home?
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  1. Indoor Air Pollutants
  2. Can the use of fragrances indoors cause health impacts?
  3. Describe the radon epidemiological studies?
  4. Does EPA certify/register or provide lists of acceptable air cleaners or manufacturers/sellers?
  5. Does EPA Regulate Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in Household Products?
  6. How can you find a qualified radon service provider in your area?
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  1. Secondhand Smoke (ETS)
  2. Can EPA ban smoking or otherwise limit exposure to environmental tobacco smoke?
  3. Can I smoke outside on the school grounds?
  4. How Does Secondhand Smoke Enter An Apartment?
  5. How is children's health affected by exposure to environmental tobacco smoke?
  6. How long do the harmful elements of secondhand smoke linger?
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  1. IAQ Tribal Partners Program
  2. How can I connect with other tribal IAQ leaders?
  3. How can I successfully work with the media to promote tribal IAQ issues?
  4. How does asthma affect tribal communities?
  5. Where can I find tribal IAQ resources and materials?
  6. Where can I go to learn more about improving air quality in my tribal schools?
  1. IAQ Design Tools for Schools
  2. Are schools required to follow EPA's IAQ Tools for Schools guidance?
  3. Are there statistical data available regarding IAQ in schools?
  4. Can EPA send someone to check the IAQ in my or my child's school?
  5. Can I smoke outside on the school grounds?
  6. Do IAQ problems affect certain types of schools?
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  1. Air Cleaners
  2. Does EPA certify/register or provide lists of acceptable air cleaners or manufacturers/sellers?
  3. Is there a minimum ventilation rate in a room that minimizes adverse health effects?
  4. Should I have the air ducts in my home cleaned?
  5. Should you use an air cleaner?
  6. What are ionizers and other ozone generating air cleaners?
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  1. BASE
  2. How can I get the BASE data?
  3. How confident is EPA in the quality of the BASE data?
  4. How did the BASE Study address quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC)?
  5. How has the BASE study data been used?
  6. How representative is the BASE data to the U.S. building stock?
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