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You can make non-toxic home cleaning products with lemons, baking soda & vinegar.

Lead based paint is found in many older homes. Learn about the risks here.

Do you have a well? Visit our fact sheets on how to keep your well water safe and good-tasting!

Home & Garden

This section of our website includes information and resources on topics related to the physical aspects of your home and garden, including indoor air quality, landscaping, lead poisoning prevention, water conservation, water purity, home maintenance and repairs, and more. We also provide information, resources and classes in the areas of personal financial management and consumer issues.



Growing plants indoors can be difficult, but here are some links that may be helpful in making you successful at growing plants indoors:

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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is native to Asia, and was first detected in Pennsylvania in 2001. It produces an unpleasant smell indoors, and can damage shade and fruit trees, vegetables and legumes.

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Lead Poisoning Prevention

Lead is highly toxic and dangerous. Learn how it can affect you and what you can do.

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Homemade Cleansers

Learn how to make your own cleaning products to not only save money but to also help the environment and your home.

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Last updated March 16, 2018