Poor housing can cause health problems.
Conditions like lead paint, mold, pests, and  poor ventilation
can cause or exacerbate illnesses and injuries.
We’re here to help you learn about these home health hazards
and connect you to information and services to help you fix these problems.

HOME HEALTH HAZARDS

Hoarding

Hoarding poses a risk to health and safety.

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Asbestos

Asbestos

Asbestos is found in many older homes, most commonly on heating pipes, furnaces and boilers. Only trained professionals should remove asbestos.

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Asthma Triggers

Asthma Triggers

Asthma is a serious problem in Springfield.  Many homes contain hazards, like mold and pests, that can cause asthma symptoms.

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Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide

Learn how to protect you and your family from this invisible, scentless, and poisonous gas.

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Fire

Fire

The most effective way to protect yourself and your home from fire is to identify and remove fire hazards.

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Household Injury

Household Injury

Injury is the leading cause of death and disability among children and young adults. Yet many injuries are preventable.

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Lead

Lead

If your house or apartment was built before 1978, it likely contains lead paint. Learn what to do to avoid lead poisoning.

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Mold & Moisture

Mold & Moisture

Mold spores are small airborne that can cause respiratory issues. Mold grows in damp, warm environments.

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Pests

Pests

Common pests and the chemicals we use to control them can cause serious health problems! Learn how to safely eliminate pests.

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Radon

Radon

Radon is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas that causes cancer. Learn how to protect your family.

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Tobacco Smoke

Tobacco Smoke

Secondhand smoke causes lung cancer in adult nonsmokers and impairs the respiratory health of children.

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How Healthy Is My Home?

Take this short quiz to find out about hazards in your own home.