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Additional information can be found at these resources outside of the DEC site.

Asbestos

USEPA Asbestos Basic Information: Where Can Asbestos be Found?

NYSDOH: Building and Home Owners Asbestos Guide

Benzene

USEPA Technology Transfer Network Air Toxics Web Site - sources of potential exposure and health effects

USEPA: Final Rule to Reduce Mobile Source Air Toxics - EPA limits amount of benzene in gasoline

Carbon Monoxide

NYSDOH: Hazard Alert: Carbon Monoxide

USEPA Indoor Air Quality (IAQ): Protect Your Family & Yourself from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

AirNow Air Quality Index: A Guide to Air Quality and Your Health

USEPA: Carbon Monoxide Trends

Dioxin

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: "National Report on Human Exposure for Environmental Chemicals"

National Academy of Sciences Report on Dioxins

NYSDOH: New York State Health Advice on Eating Fish You Catch

Freon

USEPA: Ten Questions to Ask Before You Purchase an Alternative Refrigerants

Hydrogen Chloride

DEC's Acid Rain Overview - Note: this link will bring you to another page on the DEC website

DEC's The Adirondack Long Term Monitoring Program - acid rain monitoring in NYS. Note: this link will bring you to another page on the DEC website

Lead

NYSDOH: What is Lead?

USEPA: Why Do You Need to Be Concerned About Lead?

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Lead

Monroe County, NY: Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Mercury

USEPA: Mercury in Your Environment

USFDA: Eating Fish

NYSDOH: New York State Health Advice on Eating Fish You Catch

Sierra Club: Toxic Mercury

DEC's Mercury Management - Note: this link will bring you to another page on the DEC website

Ozone

USEPA Ground-level Ozone Pollution

USEPA Ozone Trends

AirNow: Air Quality Guide for Ozone

DEC's About Ozone - Note: this link will bring you to another page on the DEC website

NYSDOH Ozone Fact Sheet

PM10

USEPA: Particulate Matter (PM-10) Trends

USEPA: Particulate Matter Health and Environment

AirNow: Air Quality Guide for Particle Pollution

NYSDOH Fine Particles (PM2.5) Questions and Answers

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency: Fine Particle and Human Health

Dirk Felton, NYSDEC, NYSERDA Conference Presentation (PDF, 1.3 MB, 27 pgs)

Sulphur Dioxide

USEPA: Sulfur Dioxide

Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry: ToxFAQs for Sulphur Dioxide

AirNow: Air Quality Index

Nitrogen Oxides

USEPA: Information about Nitrogen Dioxide

Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry: ToxFAQs for Nitrogen Oxides

DEC's Acid Rain - Note: this link will bring you to another page on the DEC website


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