A healthy homes program in Greenbrae, California, will help residents choose the best technology for their residences, along with educating local residents on ways to limit the presence of allergens and toxins in their living spaces.
The town of Canton, Georgia, is benefiting from work that is being done by Habitat for Humanity, as several families will be receiving the keys to new residences that are more accommodating to their needs.
The Minnesota Department of Health has awarded grants totaling $250,000 to seven local health agencies, to develop and implement programs that seek to address some of the hazards that are frequently found in residences.
The city of Providence, Rhode Island, is going to help its residents make their homes greener, more energy-efficient and healthier.
Officials from Mason City, Iowa, have told residents that in order for their families to stay healthy during the winter months, ensuring that a home is outfitted with the latest technology and kept clean at all times is a good first step.
The winter months can bring large amounts of snow, cold weather and illness to families across America.
A new policy for housing in New Zealand may have a profound impact on the children in the country, as an adoption of this suggested legislation may lead to less sickness by removing harmful toxins from homes.
The high incidence of asthma among Americans may have to do with their exposure to harmful toxins and allergens.
More people suffer from indoor allergies than from seasonal allergies, making the symptoms a year round problem for people, according to James Sublett, chair of the Indoor Allergen Committee for the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
Many counties around the country are beginning to address the health of citizens through a more proactive approach.