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.
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.