Most Americans spend 90% of their time indoors where levels of about a dozen organic pollutants are 2 to 5 times higher than outside. There is substantial scientific evidence linking health concerns, such as asthma, lead poisoning, and injuries to housing quality. Everyone can work towards making their home healthier by following the 7 Healthy Homes Principles listed below.
- Keep your home DRY
- Keep your home CLEAN
- Keep your home PEST-FREE
- Keep your home SAFE
- Keep your home CONTAMINANT-FREE
- Keep your home VENTILATED
- Keep your home MAINTAINED
Additional information on improving your indoor environment and living healthier and greener:
If you visit homes to provide health or inspection services you will benefit from taking the 2-day Essentials for Healthy Homes Practitioners Training Course.