Healthy Homes-Reduce Mold
    June 26, 2009
    Healthy Homes – Simple Steps to Reduce Mold

      Mold isn’t a toxic chemical like the others we’ve discussed, but it can make your home unhealthy and negatively impact your home’s air quality. Molds can cause health problems. Mold expos…

    Healthy Homes – Simple Steps to Reduce Asbestos
    June 25, 2009
    Healthy Homes – Simple Steps to Reduce Asbestos

    Asbestos can be found in many building materials, including those in our homes, offices and daycare centers. The sprayed on ceiling in your living room? The floor tile in your kitchen? Both may contai…

    Healthy Homes – Simple Steps to Address Radon
    June 24, 2009
    Healthy Homes – Simple Steps to Address Radon

    According to the Environmental Protection Agency, radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Surprising? Had I’d ever been asked about the number one cause of lung cancer among …

    Healthy Homes – Simple Steps to Get the Lead Out
    June 23, 2009
    Healthy Homes – Simple Steps to Get the Lead Out

    Yesterday, we talked about the problems of lead in the home. Today, let’s talk about simple steps to reduce or eliminate exposure to lead in the home: Take off your shoes. One study found that simpl…

    Healthy Homes – The Problem of Lead
    June 22, 2009
    Healthy Homes – The Problem of Lead

    On June 9, 2009, Acting Surgeon General Steven K. Galson, MD, MPH, issued The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Healthy Homes. The Call to Action tackles a host of safety issues in the hom…