A partnership between the Newtown/North Sarasota community and Home Depot will hold an event that is designed to help residents learn how to keep their homes dry, ventilated, maintained, clean, pest-free, contaminant-free and safe.
The Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control has awarded the City of Waterloo additional funding to eliminate lead-based paint hazards and contaminants from the homes of eligible residents in the area.
More than one-third of homes tested in Linn County, and many others in Eastern Iowa, have radon levels that warrant mitigation.
Two Connecticut programs are getting a boost in terms of federal funding as part of a statewide effort to improve the health of residents.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County will offer eight weeks of classes to help parents create healthy homes, both in removing pollutants and toxins from the air along with teaching positive lifestyle choices.
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.