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Learn More: What Other Cities Are Doing
May 29, 2014 – 9:51 AM | No Comment
Learn More: What Other Cities Are Doing

Thousands of calls to MTO’s hotline are about building conditions – especially mold.¬† Mold only needs water and a surface to grow on.¬† Bad plumbing, structural deficiencies and water damage from flooding causes mold to …

How to Guide for Clean-Up of Flooded Homes
September 2, 2011 – 11:17 AM | One Comment
How to Guide for Clean-Up of Flooded Homes

From the National Center for Healthy Housing:

A guide developed to help homeowners and contractors safely clean up homes damaged in the recent floods caused by Hurricane Irene is available immediately.¬†Creating a Healthy Home: A Field …

Radon – FAQ
November 3, 2010 – 9:03 AM | 2 Comments
Radon – FAQ

What is radon?
Radon is a radioactive, colorless, odorless, dense, tasteless noble gas, occurring naturally in soil.
How does radon get into homes?
Radon gas forms naturally in the soil in the Midwest. When the gas is produced, …

Asthma – FAQ
November 2, 2009 – 3:13 PM | 2 Comments
Asthma – FAQ

What is asthma?
Asthma is a chronic disease of the lungs that makes it very difficult to breathe. The small and medium airways swell and fill with mucus when they come into …

Indoor Air Quality & Smoking
November 2, 2009 – 12:22 PM | 8 Comments

The new Chicago Clean Indoor Air Ordinance was signed into law on Feb. 13, 2008 and supersedes the Smoke Free Illinois Act. The new law is intended to protect patrons and workers against the dangers …

Mold – FAQ
October 12, 2009 – 12:58 PM | 35 Comments
Mold – FAQ

How do I know if I have mold in my apartment?
The basic rule is “if you can see mold or smell mold, you have mold.” There are no fancy tests needed to tell you …