Indoor Air Quality
The Department of Health Indoor Air Program began in the late 1980's. Its goal is to improve the health of Floridians by reducing exposure to indoor air contaminants. The primary function of this program is to provide advice and expertise to Floridians with indoor air concerns in residences, schools, health-care and public facilities. The program currently consists of a statewide indoor air coordinator in Tallahassee, and environmental specialists working through County Health Departments to provide Indoor Air Quality expertise to the public.
Note: The Florida Clean Indoor Air Act (FCIAA) is no longer part of the Radon and Indoor Air program, but part of the Division of Community Health Promotion, Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida. FCIAA program staff share responsibility for the implementation and enforcement of the statewide ban of smoking tobacco in most workplaces with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Call the FCIAA hotline at (800) 337-3742, or (850) 245-4281.
Contacts for Indoor Air Quality - Local - List of county health departments with environmental health and indoor air quality contacts.
Contacts for Indoor Air Quality - State - State health department contacts for radon or indoor air quality.
Carbon Monoxide Information - Information on the prevention of Carbon Monoxide poisoning and links to other resources.
Copper Corrosion Associated with Imported Drywall - Premature Corrosion and Evaporator Coil Failure Possibly Associated with the Presence of Imported Drywall.
Indoor Air Quality Complaints in Apartments and Hotels - Where to go when you have an IAQ problem in an apartment or hotel.
Indoor Air Quality in the Workplace - Information regarding IAQ in the workplace.
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Indoor Air Quality Business Listing (PDF File, 134 KB)
DISCLAIMER - Be advised, the Florida Department of Health DOES NOT endorse, recommend, regulate, license, certify, register nor suggest any company providing general indoor air quality assessment or remediation services. Only consultants and contractors that measure or mitigate radon (Florida Department of Health), asbestos (Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation), mold assessors and mold remediators (Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation), home inspectors (Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation), and lead-based paint hazards (US Environmental Protection Agency) are currently required to be licensed, registered or certified. Duct cleaners are required to hold an air conditioning contractor or mechanical contractor's license through the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Construction Industry Licensing Board.
Indoor Mold and Health
Frequently asked questions and additional resources.
Note: Licensure and regulation of mold assessors and remediators in Florida is handled by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation Mold Related Services and Home Inspectors section.
Guidance for Clinicians on the Recognition and Management of Health Effects related to Mold Exposure and Moisture Indoors (1.12 MB PDF).
Legionella Toolkit (546 KB PDF file opens in new window) - Information on Legionnaires disease.
Other Links Within the Department of Health
Radon and Indoor Air Program Pages - Measuring and mitigating radon in your home.
Florida Environmental Public Health Tracking - Environmental hazards, exposure, and health effects.
Other Useful Links
US Environmental Protection Agency's Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Tools for Schools (TfS) Program.
US Environmental Protection Agency's Indoor airPLUS provides information on mold, pests, gases, etc.
Health Care Resources (occupational and environmental medicine)