Several agencies monitor air quality and provide information and assistance. For information about specific air pollutants and monitoring programs, please click on the links below.
Outdoor Air Quality
Indoor Air Quality
- Indoor Air Quality - Washington State Department of Health (DOH) – Provides consultation, technical assistance, and training to local health jurisdictions and the public about the health effects of indoor air contaminants.
- Department of Health Washington Tracking Network Radon - Provides information and data on radon issues in Washington State.
- CDC - Mold - Home Page – Center for Disease Control's Mold Web site provides information on mold and health, an inventory of state indoor air quality programs, advice on assessment, cleanup efforts, and prevention of mold growth, and links to resources.
- American Lung Association (ALA) – Healthy Air at home page, offers information, advocacy, and research into air quality issues.
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – Regulates and monitors air quality nationwide. Their site provides information on regulations and pollutants.
- Washington State Department of Labor & Industries – Addresses workplace air quality issues in Washington State.
- NIOSH Mold Information - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health's website.
- American Industrial Hygiene Association Mold - Information from the American Industrial Hygiene Association on mold.
The Clallam County Environmental Health Department often gets questions about mold and how to remove it. The following are handouts and resource lists that we typically refer people to. If you have any additional questions, we suggest that you contact the agencies listed under Indoor Air Quality above.
- Asbestos and Demolition – Olympic Region Clean Air Agency (ORCAA) asbestos renovation and removal information. ORCAA issues demolition permits for asbestos removal. If disposing asbestos within Clallam County, please call the Regional Transfer Station for Waste Disposal Application, 360.417.4875.
- Asbestos Home Page – EPA
Burning garbage is illegal in Washington State. In areas outside of an Urban Growth Area (UGA), you may burn natural vegetation, but only if you follow local permitting requirements. The smoke must not bother your neighbors. For information about burning permits, contact ORCAA, or your local Fire Department or District.