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Indoor Air Quality

Breathe The Difference

Indoor air quality affects every Delaware resident--at home and at work. That's why we have created a comprehensive program to help the people of our state better understand the causes of indoor air problems (the "Dirty Dozen"), as well as the many solutions that are available. 

On this website you will find a wide range of educational information, tips on improving indoor air quality, and opportunities to request additional details.

We hope you enjoy visiting our site. And we hope it helps you improve the quality of your air--and the quality of your life.

The "Dirty Dozen"

These are the nasties: Twelve indoor air contamination sources that can affect any home or business and cause serious health hazards. Click on each one to learn what you can do to avoid their dirty tricks.

Inadequate
Maintenance of Heating and Cooling System
Inadequate maintenance of heating and cooling systems
Lead
Paint
Lead Paint
Asbestos
Asbestos
Things
from Outside
Things from Outside
New Materials
New Materials
Carbon
Monoxide Gas
Carbon Monoxide Gas
Lack
of Housekeeping
Lack of Housekeeping
Pests
Pests
Household
Chemicals
Household Chemicals
Plants
Plants
Tobacco
Smoke
Tobacco Smoke
Excess
Water
Excess Water

Additional Resources

Additional information on improving indoor air quality is available from these online sources:

Last Updated: Friday January 16 2009
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