Healthy Home Solutions

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A variety of hazards exist in homes and they can be the source of or a contributing factor to a number of illnesses and injuries. Unhealthy homes expose families to environmental hazards including lead-based paint, combustion gases, molds, radon, asthma and allergies, and pesticides. These hazards put children and their families at significant risk for illness and injury. It is possible, however, to create a healthy home environment. Healthy homes are homes that are:

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  • Clean
  • Safe
  • Ventilated
  • Maintained
  • Pest free
  • Contaminate free
  • Accessible
  • Energy Efficient

Want to learn more about healthy homes? Check out our  Healthy Homes website.

Source:

National Center for Healthy Homes, http://www.nchh.org/WhatWeDo/HealthyHomesPrinciples.aspx

US HUD, http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/healthy_homes/healthyhomes

Healthy Homes Partnership,  http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/healthy_homes/healthyhomes

Written By

Photo of Sarah Kirby, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Sarah KirbyState Program Leader for Family & Consumer Sciences & Professor (919) 515-9154 sarah_kirby@ncsu.eduAgricultural & Human Sciences - NC State University
Updated on Dec 5, 2016
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