May 6, 2014

Housing’s Role in Reducing the Burden of Asthma

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Today is World Asthma Day, an annual event to improve asthma care and awareness around the world.  Asthma is a chronic, inflammatory disease of the lungs that has increased in prevalence in many countries, including the U.S., over the last several decades.   Asthma is the most common cause of missed school days among children, and […]

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March 18, 2014

Prevent Poisonings!

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National Poison Prevention Week: March 16 – 22, 2014 Do you know what poisonous substances are lurking in your home? Are household cleaners and prescription drugs out of reach of children? Poisoning is now the leading cause of death from injuries in the United States, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.1 […]

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January 13, 2014

National Radon Action Month

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January is National Radon Action Month.  So, what is radon, you ask?  Radon is an odorless, colorless gas that is the result of the natural breakdown of uranium in the earth.  It seeps into our homes through cracks or permeable materials in our foundations.  Radon exists in every state in the country and is estimated […]

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October 22, 2013

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Goes Global!

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Protecting our children is any parent’s highest priority, but there is a hidden danger in our homes that can harm their health and their futures. It’s National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week – a time we set aside every year to reinforce an important message about an environmental enemy that attacks hundreds of thousands of our […]

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