October 19, 2012

HUD Celebrates Children’s Health Month

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October is a time for fallen leaves, cool weather, apple cider, and trick or treating, but did you know that October is also Children’s Health Month?  It all started in 1928 when the President of the United States proclaimed the first Monday in October as National Child Health Day.  In 1992, the American Academy of […]

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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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463 units to be made safe for Chicago area children

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Michael Lawyer, Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control Being a parent means always worrying about your kids. Part of HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. For a parent, one of the biggest factors in a quality home is that it won’t harm your children. […]

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