Is My Family At Risk?

Is your home healthy and safe? Are there hazards in your home that could be making your family sick? The Green & Healthy Homes Quiz is a quick and easy way to determine if your home has any potential hazards and what you can do to address them.

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Health hazards in the home can affect children (especially under age 6).

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Asthma is the number on medical reason children miss school. / There are 14 million missed school days annually due to asthma-related illness.

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Asthma affects 22.9 million Americans – 6.8 million children – every year / Asthma episode account for 2 million emergency rooms visits annually.

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Lead paint was used in homes until it was outlawed in 1978.

* If you do not know what year your home was built, please inquire with your state’s property taxation department.

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Lead poisoning causes learning disabilities, hearing and memory problems, aggressive behavior, attention deficit issues, and many other irreversible cognitive problems for children.

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Standing water can cause mold; mold can be toxic and often causes asthma episodes, especially in children.

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Droppings left by insects and rodents are very potent asthma triggers.

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Poorly sealed doors and windows make your home less efficient and often result in higher energy bills.

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Extreme heat and cold, as well as poor indoor air quality cause or complicate multiple health conditions, including asthma and allergies.

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Exhaust fumes from cars left running in attached garages can leak into homes causing serious illness.

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Improperly vented dryers cause moisture to remain in the home which can lead to the development of mold, causing upper respiratory illnesses, allergies and asthma episodes.

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Using an oven to heat the home is not safe. Fumes from the gas can cause CO to build up in the home making you and your family sick and can even lead to death. Space heaters can cause fires if not properly maintained, monitored, and vented.

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Thousands of children die every year from fires in homes that do not have smoke detectors. Carbon Monoxide (CO) is an odorless, tasteless, and colorless toxic gas produced in the home by malfunctioning furnaces, kerosene space heaters, and gas stoves and ovens. Nearly 200 people die every year from CO poisoning, and thousands of others suffer other non-fatal illnesses.

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Household injuries cause 10 million emergency room visits every year.

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Cabinet locks prevent children from getting into poisonous household cleaning products and other hazards.

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Improperly functioning equipment can cause hazards and dangers throughout your home.