The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently awarded more than $2.5 million in grants to four projects across the country in order to protect families from the many household dangers that exist in American residences.
Although many people will stay indoors when they hear of an air quality warning, this may not be the best strategy given the likelihood that the air inside of a building is just as dangerous to the health of residents.
The Northern Kentucky Health Department and officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be helping Kenton County residents conduct a survey of their homes, as the organizations are looking to clean up household products that can impact the health of local families.
The growing number of healthy homes that exist in one area of Seattle, Washington, has prompted residents of one neighborhood to look to model their residences after the houses on the other side of the city.
The presence of toxins, allergens and other contaminants in a home is something that many families have limited knowledge of, as people tend to think most of the dangers that exist in the modern world are located outside of their house.
The coming of spring brings with it long periods of sunlight, foliage on trees and unfortunately for some, allergies.
The word "pollution" often conjures up an image of smokestacks and visible threats that are present in and around a city, but many people forget that some of the dangers associated with polluted air can actually be inside of a residence.
The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services recently received a $2.4 million federal grant to eliminate home health hazards, including asthma and allergy triggers and lead-based paint.
Residents in the six towns that are served by the Naugatuck Valley Health District (NVHD) will soon be able to benefit from government help regarding the handling of lead and other household hazards.
The City of Fort Wayne, Indiana, will be awarded $2.3 million in the Lead Based Paint Hazard Control grant program and more than $180,000 in funding for other health-based improvements to residences in the area.