Exposure to indoor radon, a colorless, odorless radioactive gas, is thought to be the second leading cause of lung cancer and the leading cause of lung cancer among people who have never smoked. Testing your home or other normally occupied area is the only way to know for sure if an indoor radon problem exists. The Virginia Department of Health and your local health department have pulled together the following resources to help you learn about and test for radon in your home.
Who do I contact for help with mold removal?
Rental Properties/Apartments :
If you live in an apartment and are not receiving the proper assistance from your Landlord/Property Manager, the Virginia Office of Consumer Affairs can assist with these complaints. Call toll free 1-800-552-9963.
If you own a residential home, contact a mold assessment, remediation, or removal professional through your local yellow pages under the subject "Mold".
VDH and your local health department investigate certain case of tick-borne diseases in Virginia. There are no labs in Virginia that currently test ticks. Identification of the tick can be used to rule out disease see our identification chart for more information on ticks and the diseases they spread.
Every year your local health department investigates certain cases of mosquito-borne disease. The most notable is West Nile Virus (WNV). As of 2007, VDH no longer routinely tests birds for WNV. Learn more about mosquito-borne diseases and ways to prevent mosquito bites from our resources below.