Consistent access to home-based services aimed at addressing lead exposure and improving asthma control is critical to ensuring that all children have the opportunity to live in safe and healthy housing, regardless of ZIP code. To increase understanding of the … Continued
Category: Healthy Homes
Check out the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s new video about smoke-free housing. What housing providers need to know to go smoke-free. This video covers benefits and obstacles and how to address them. It presents tips to enforcing … Continued
ChangeLab Solutions has released the following new resources: Policy Toolkit and Executive Summary: The toolkit provides information on housing market trends and research on the links between rising housing costs and poor health outcomes. It identifies strategies across six policy … Continued
’Tis the season to be burning synthetic fire logs, but a new study from UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health reports that using these prepackaged fireplace staples also could increase the chances of developing breast cancer. Read more.
While much is still unknown about the rapidly growing electronic cigarette industry, e-cigarettes are dangerous because they target young people, can keep people hooked on nicotine, and threaten to “re-normalize” tobacco use, according to the American Heart Association’s first policy … Continued
Today, key public health and housing leaders, including U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan, gathered in Washington, D.C. for the unveiling of a new National Healthy Housing Standard. The National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) … Continued
The FDA proposed regulating e-cigarettes for the first time. Read about this story on NPR.
A healthy home assessment by a trained professional can help uncover hidden hazards in your home. Watch this video to see the Vazquez family’s story.