Does it usually take an outbreak to occur before you question the safety of your home and environment? Or are you the proactive sort that makes sure problems don't arise in the first place? Either way, the Environmental Information Association (formerly known as the National Asbestos Council) Annual Conference & Exposition might be of interest. This event is set to encourage information exchange on a number of topics including: indoor air quality, lead-based paint abatement, and asbestos management. Presentations from federal representatives of EPA, HUD, and OSHA will be featured along with roundtable discussions. EIA 2007 will convene at the Charlotte Marriott Center City staring today through March 21. More info at 1-888-343-4342 or go online to www.eia-usa.org.