In Massachusetts, local Boards of Health (BOH) work with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) to address environmental and public health complaints related to indoor air quality.
Local Boards of Health
Contact your local Board of Health as the primary responder for most indoor air quality complaints. The BOHs are charged with ensuring that homes meet the standards set forth in the State Sanitary Code Chapter II, 105 CMR 410.000, Minimum Standards of Fitness for Human Habitation. In commercial or public buildings, the BOH has the authority to investigate public nuisances M.G.L. c. 111 sec. 142.
MA Department of Public Health Indoor Air Quality Program
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health Indoor Air Quality Program provides extensive information on indoor air quality concerns. DPH has the statutory responsibility to "conduct sanitary investigations and investigations as to the cause of disease…and shall advise the government concerning the location and other sanitary conditions of any public institution" (MGL c. 111 sec. 5).