September 13, 2012

Lead Guidelines Updated to Keep Children Safer

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Earlier this month, HUD released the updated version of the Guidelines for the Evaluation and Control of Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Housing.  This is the first major update since 1995, and includes many important changes to help bring HUD’s guidance into alignment with recent research results, EPA and OSHA regulations, and guidance from the CDC. […]

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June 4, 2012

HUD Working to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Asthma Disparities Among our Children

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Peter Ashley, HUD’s Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control Last week, Secretary Donovan joined White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at the Boys and Girls Club in S.E. Washington, D.C. to announce the release […]

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April 25, 2012

Get a CO (Carbon Monoxide) Detector, Save a Life

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We all know that where there’s smoke, there’s fire, which is why smoke detectors are so important. But did you know that a carbon monoxide (CO) detector can save your life too?  Unlike smoke detectors, CO detectors can literally ‘smell’ the odorless poison and warn you to get out of your home before it’s too […]

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April 22, 2012

Earth Day 2012

Earth Day is honored around the world on April 22, although larger events such as festivals and rallies are often organized for the weekends before or after April 22. When you think about Earth Day, do you think about environmental issues such as pollution? Well do you know there are simple steps that you can […]

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