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Poor indoor air quality can exacerbate your #asthma! An #IndoorairPLUS home is a #healthyhome. #EPAasthma

Poor indoor air quality can exacerbate your #asthma! An #IndoorairPLUS home is a #healthyhome. #EPAasthma

What builder requirements exist for pest prevention under the Indoor airPLUS label? Indoor airPLUS includes preventative features against pest intrusion to reduce the future need of pesticides and other chemicals in homes. Builders are required to take the following actions to meet the Indoor airPLUS label requirements: Seal foundation and penetrations, including air tight sump-covers. For example, as part of their scope of work, builders should make each trade responsible for properly sealing around any penetration they make to the building's shell, above grade and below grade. Builders should confirm that all such penetrations have been properly sealed. Install corrosion-proof rodent/bird screens at all openings that cannot be fully sealed (e.g. attic vents) Check out the Construction Specification advisories for areas of "Heavy" termite infestation probability . Also, t...

Full article: http://www.epa.gov/indoorairplus/

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