The World Health Organization’s (WHO) new study finds that unhealthy environments are responsible for up to 25 percent of deaths in children younger than age 5. A March 2017 report lists outdoor and indoor environmental risks that lead to premature … Continued
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On February 3, 2017, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the “Instituting Smoke-Free Public Housing Rule.” The use of all lit tobacco products and hookahs (water pipes) inside all units, common areas, Public Housing Authority (PHA) … Continued
EnviroAtlas provides interactive resources for exploring the benefits people receive from nature or “ecosystem goods and services” (EGS). EGS are critically important to human health and well-being, but they are often overlooked. EnviroAtlas allows users to access, view, and analyze … Continued
The 2017 National Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Training Center announces: Practical Strategies to Build Sustainable Lead and Healthy Homes Programs Atlanta, Georgia: March 27-30, 2017 St. Louis, Missouri: May 15-18,2017 The CDC-funded National Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning … Continued
The Lead Surveillance Tables have been updated and can be found HERE. After clicking on the link, tables can be found under the “Surveillance Data” dropdown tab.
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Lakieta Sanders is a Public Health Educator with Durham County Department of Public Health. Lakieta received a B.S. in Community Health Education from North Carolina Central University in 2003 and joined Durham County Department of Public Health in 2004. She … Continued
The January 13, 2017 rule, amends HUD’s Lead Safe Housing Rule covering HUD-assisted pre-1978 homes. The stricter definition of “elevated blood lead level” in young children matches CDC’s approach. HUD’s new action level for lead in the blood of a … Continued
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