President Barack Obama had proposed to cut the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) budget for the Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program and its Asthma Control Program by 50 percent.
The onset of 2012 gives homeowners a chance to change the way that they manage their residence, as several modifications can be made to a house to help limit the amount of allergens and toxins that are present in the air.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), most individuals spend up to 90 percent of their time indoors.
The Liverpool City Council's Housing Strategy Team has been awarded more than $300,000 from the Department of Health's Warm Homes Healthy People fund.
Programs to fight lead poisoning and create healthier homes in Massachusetts have been cut during the past two years because of a tightening of federal and state budgets.
A healthy homes program in Greenbrae, California, will help residents choose the best technology for their residences, along with educating local residents on ways to limit the presence of allergens and toxins in their living spaces.
The town of Canton, Georgia, is benefiting from work that is being done by Habitat for Humanity, as several families will be receiving the keys to new residences that are more accommodating to their needs.
The Minnesota Department of Health has awarded grants totaling $250,000 to seven local health agencies, to develop and implement programs that seek to address some of the hazards that are frequently found in residences.
The city of Providence, Rhode Island, is going to help its residents make their homes greener, more energy-efficient and healthier.
Officials from Mason City, Iowa, have told residents that in order for their families to stay healthy during the winter months, ensuring that a home is outfitted with the latest technology and kept clean at all times is a good first step.