Lead in your home
Provides information on how to remove lead-based paints without causing risks to your health
CMHC - Air Quality in Interior Environments - pdf document
Condominium Mold Guide - CMHC
Fighting Mould - The Homeowners Guide - CMHC
"Indoor Air Facts No. 4 (revised): Sick Building Syndrome (SBS)"
PRESSURE TREATED LUMBER:
Pressure treated lumber
While pressure treated lumber has been hailed as a boom to the construction industry, lengthening the life of lumber, saving new forests from being cut down, and ensuring your deck or playground fortress will be around for many years, did you know that it also often contains arsenic? Pressure Treated Lumber provides you with the information you should know about the dangers associated with this product.
Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation
A fact sheet in the About Your House series, answers questions about urea formaldehyde foam insulation (UFFI). You can learn about the history of UFFI, including its development, composition, its popularity in the 1970s as an insulation method, and the subsequent ban on UFFI due to health risks related to its installation and decomposition, as well as about the responsibilities of persons selling a home insulated with UFFI.
(also see Asbestos)
Vermiculite - Health Canada
Did you know that some vermiculite insulation may contain asbestos fibres? What are the potential health risks of these products? Health Canada provides you with a comprehensive fact sheet on Vermiculite Insulation Containing Asbestos. It provides you with information such as:
background on Vermiculite Insulation , the Health Risks Of Vermiculite Containing Asbestos, minimizing Your Risk , what To Do If You Suspect You Have Been Exposed To Asbestos
Vermiculite - Environmental Protection Association (EPA)