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Brandi Silver
June 8, 2022

This is Brandi Silver, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent with the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Burke County Center. June is National Healthy Homes month. Households across America may have hidden hazards that can impact the health of all occupants. Home health hazards include asthma triggers such as mold, lead-based paint, pests, injury dangers and poor indoor air quality.

While many home hazards are simple to detect and inexpensive to correct, some are more challenging to deal with. Assessing and fixing these issues simultaneously, rather than attempting to tackle each hazard individually, will yield the greatest results in the most efficient, cost-effective manner. A few questions to ask yourself to begin ensuring you have a healthy home

Is the air in your home clean and healthy?
Do your children have breathing problems, like asthma?
Is someone in your home allergic to mold?
Do you know the signs of carbon monoxide poisoning?
Is there lead anywhere in your home?
Is your tap water safe to drink?
Do you use bug spray or other products to keep away pests?
Do you keep poisons where your children cannot reach them?
Begin doing your research to make sure your home is healthy and safe. You can find more information about healthy homes on our website.

This has been Brandi Silver, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent with N.C. Cooperative Extension, Burke County Center for more information, contact us at 828-764-9480.

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