IAQ Website of the Month

State IAQ Laws

Each month we publish a newsletter titled IAQ Website of the Month.  The excerpt below was originally published in the November 2010 newsletter.

On a federal level, very few regulations exist in the United States that are related to indoor air quality. Individual states, however, have been very active in regulating indoor environmental contaminants. In fact, there are so many state regulations, it can be menacing to keep them all straight.

This month’s featured website is a detailed listing of all state IAQ regulations from the Environmental Law Institute (ELI). Lists of any regulations become outdated quickly, so you’ll be happy to note that ELI updated their database earlier this year.

The list of regulations is in PDF format, freely available to download. You can download a list of all regulations or only those pertaining to mold, radon, or schools. I recommend downloading the complete database of laws and saving it on your computer. I wouldn’t print it out for two reasons:

  1. The list is 66 pages long
  2. It violates one of my 4 Rules to Keeping Documents Organized

I would strongly recommend you read through your state’s regulations, but don’t stop there! Read the regulations of any neighboring states where you may occasionally work. You’ll find wide discrepancies in regulations, just by crossing over a state border.

These regulations are the law, not just a mere guideline. Therefore, it is your duty to comply with all state regulations.

To visit this month’s featured website, visit: Environmental Law Institute. You’ll want to navigate to the download page and follow the “CLICK HERE to download” link.

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By Ian Cull

I'm I.A.N. the Indoor Air Nerd. I'm a speaker and consultant on indoor air quality issues. To learn more about me, click "about" at the top of this page.

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