Healthy Homes

Michigan county holds healthy homes week to raise awareness

Tue, 10/25/2011 - 10:09

The National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week was celebrated by the Saginaw County health department, as the organization held an informative session and offered assistance for concerned families in the area, according to The Saginaw News.

Along with free blood testing for children and available classes that help families assess the true levels of lead that may exist within their homes, the event showcased effective technology that could help to prevent contamination, the news source reported.

According to the news source, the program has a long term goal of outfitting 225 homes by 2014 with lead free materials and technology.

Healthy paint types, insulation options and structure models were provided at the event to help provide a clear example for what families could do to prevent contamination in their homes. Radiant heating systems also help to eliminate some of the toxins and allergens that are released into residences.

Radiant heating systems do not require the use of radiators, heating ducts or air vents, helping to provide a cleaner source of air for families.