The presence of certain products within a home can pose serious health risks to families, as old heating systems, lead-based paint and broken ventilation ducts may lead to a worsening of problems like asthma or lung disease.
There are a number of reasons why homeowners across the U.S. are making a switch to radiant heating systems for their residences, as the technology helps to maximize comfort, limit operating costs and reduce the negative effects of a family on the environment.
The presence of harmful materials in a home is not something that many people are able to recognize, either out of ignorance or due to the fact that these toxins are often hidden and difficult to monitor.
Officials in Washington, D.C. are evaluating homes with children who have been hospitalized with asthma and others with at-risk children to help eliminate environmental health threats within a residence.
The Maori Party has joined the New Zealand government in applauding the success of the country's warm and healthy homes program.
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.