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Kathleen Parrott

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Household Water Quality: Emergency Supplies of Water for Drinking and Food Preparation

When preparing for a disaster, it is important to provide for an adequate supply of water for drinking and cooking. In natural disasters, such as floods, hurricanes, or earthquakes, the municipal water supply is likely to be disrupted. Ice storms and other emergencies can cause a loss of electrical power, leaving well pumps unable to function.

May 1, 2009 356-479
Household Water Quality: Household Water Testing

Concerns about personal and family health may lead you to question the safety of the water used in your household.

May 1, 2009 356-485
Household Water Quality: Water Quality Problems - Causes and Treatments

Many areas have water containing impurities from natural or artificial sources. These impurities may cause health problems, damage equipment or plumbing, or make the water undesirable due to taste, odor, appearance or staining.

May 1, 2009 356-482
How Housing Matters A home without mold is a healthy home Feb 14, 2012 FCS-3
How Housing Matters: Asthma Allergens Sep 10, 2012 FCS-14NP
How Housing Matters: Household Hazardous Products Jan 25, 2012 FCS-2
How Housing Matters: Indoor Air Quality Sep 14, 2012 FCS-18NP
How Housing Matters; Eliminate radon for a healthy home

The federal government banned lead-based paint in 1978. Before 1950,
lead-based paint was very common. Generally, the older the home, the
more likely it is to have lead-based paint.

Jun 1, 2012 FCS-10
How Housing Matters; Lead-safe housing is healthy housing

The federal government banned lead-based paint in 1978. Before 1950,
lead-based paint was very common. Generally, the older the home, the
more likely it is to have lead-based paint.

May 2, 2012 FCS-9
Interpreting Your Water Test Report May 1, 2009 356-489
Mold Basics

Why is Mold an Issue Today?

We have always had mold – so why has it become such an issue today? Why do we read about mold in the media, or hear about mold litigation in the courts, or worry about mold affecting our health? There are many different reasons to consider.

May 1, 2009 2901-7019
Mold Prevention

Can We Really Prevent Mold Growth?

Molds are everywhere in the environment. They are a natural part of the ecosystem and we can not eliminate them completely. The problem is when there is an excess of mold growth in our buildings and the mold growth damages building materials or threatens our health. To prevent mold problems in our homes, we need to understand how mold grows and to learn to control the conditions that lead to mold growth.

May 1, 2009 2901-7020
Mold Remediation

Help! I Think I Have Mold! What Can I Do?

Molds are natural, common, and typical in the environment. They are actually an important part of our ecosystem as they help decompose dead organic matter. However, we do not want an excess of mold growing in our homes, decomposing the structure and damaging our possessions.

May 1, 2009 2901-7021
Questions to Ask When Purchasing Water Treatment Equipment

Until recently, the point‑of‑use water treatment industry focused on improving the aesthetic quality of drinking water. The industry has lately been thrust into the forefront of treatment of contaminated drinking waters that pose a serious health hazard. The response has been a plethora of companies and products promising to render the consumer’s drinking water safe and contaminant free.

May 1, 2009 356-480