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 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 Florida Clean Indoor Air Act (FCIAA) was enacted in 1985 by the Florida Legislature. The purpose of this part is to protect people from the health hazards of secondhand smoke and to implement the Florida health initiative in s.20, Art. X of the state constitution. It is the intent of the Legislature to not inhibit, or otherwise obstruct, medical or scientific research or smoking cessation programs approved by the Department of Health. In November 2002, seventy-one percent of Florida's citizens voted for a constitutional amendment to prohibit smoking in all enclosed indoor workplaces. The smoke free law became effective July 1, 2003.
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 - 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.