Since many home health hazards affect children more severely than adults, it is important to ensure your home is healthy and safe so it doesn’t endanger the well-being of your child or any children that frequently visit your home.
Children & Lead Poisoning
Lead poisoning is the number one environmental hazard threatening children throughout the United States, affecting an estimated 442,000 children under the age of six. Learn more about lead and what you can do to make your home lead free and safe.
Mold & Moisture
Mold and moisture cause serious health hazards in a home, especially if anyone in the home suffers from asthma and/or allergies. Mold and moisture make these conditions significantly worse. Learn more about mold and moisture and steps you can take to address mold and moisture.
Pests & Rodents
The droppings left by pests and rodents are serious asthma triggers. It is important to use safe, integrated pest management methods to keep your home free of all pests and rodents. Learn more about pests and integrated pest management here.
Heating, Cooling & Insulation
Proper insulation and sealing of doors and windows can help save money on energy bills. Learn more about weatherizing your home here.
Properly Functioning Appliances
Check your appliances! Gas leaks and carbon monoxide are serious safety hazards that can occur in homes with natural gas-burning appliances. Appliance upgrades can make your home safer and more energy efficient. Learn more about regular maintenance to keep you home healthy.
Some very simple and low-cost solutions can help to make your home safer for your children and any seniors who may live in or visit. Learn more about what kinds of things you can do to make your home safe.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas. It cannot be seen, smelled or tasted, and can be fatal when high levels are breathed. Installing a carbon monoxide detector can save you and your family’s lives. Learn more about carbon monoxide and steps you can take to minimize this silent hazard.
Smoking indoors is a significant fire hazards. Environmental tobacco smoke is a health hazard and asthma trigger. Keep your home safe by never smoking indoors. There are many resources to help you or a loved one quit smoking. Learn more about tobacco smoke and resources to quit.
Cleaning with non-toxic cleaners is a great way to both clean your home and manage asthma. Some cleaning agents emit VOCs, which can cause eye, nose, and throat irritation among other health issues. Learn more about VOCs and safe cleaning for asthma.