I know the common New Year’s resolutions- lose weight, quit smoking or simply become a better you!
My New Year resolution is to maintain a happy home and a happy home starts with being a healthy home. I’m learning that to create such a home, I’ll have to go beyond merely home decorating and hosting family events, but maintain a home that is safe and free of health hazards. My first stop was a visit to HUD’s Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control webpage where I found a wealth of consumer-friendlyinformation like preventing lead poisoning, controlling indoor mold and moisture, and reducing asthma triggers. If your resolution is similar to mine, visit the links below and read about how you can create a happy, but healthy home:
- About Lead
- Know before you rent or buy
- 7 Steps to a Healthy Home
- Simple Steps to Protect your Family from Lead
Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, HUD has worked side by side with other agencies to develop cost effective and preventive measures to correct multiple safety and health hazards in homes that produce serious diseases and injuries for more than 3,800 children. Nearly $100 million has been invested in research to study how new technologies can help benefit indoor environmental health for all families.