Most people spend 90% of their time indoors, so it’s important that home environments support the health and safety of the people who live there.
The Environmental Protection Agency, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the CT Department of Public Health all have Healthy Homes initiatives that focus on all factors in a home that might affect health…issues like air quality, lead, home safety, carbon monoxide, mold, radon, pest control, and asthma/allergy control.
To make your home healthy, keep it:
- Clean to reduce pests, dangerous chemicals, and asthma triggers
- Dry to reduce pests and mold
- Safe to reduce accidents and injuries
- Well ventilated to provide fresh air
- Free of pests to prevent diseases and reduce asthma triggers
- Free of dangerous chemicals to reduce poisonings, injuries, and other harmful effects
- In good repair to keep small problems from becoming big problems