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Healthy Homes, Healthy Children
Exposures to chemicals in paint, dust and consumer products, among other environmental hazards in the home, can negatively impact children's developmental and respiratory health. At least 535,000 and as many as 1.2 million children in the United States have elevated blood lead (EBL) levels. How can we protect children from the ill effects of unhealthy housing? June is National Healthy Homes Month - learn the 8 elements of a healthy home that support the well-being of children and families from our partner, Green and Healthy Homes Initiative, by clicking on their logo below!
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What can you do to prevent harmful childhood exposures and promote healthy homes? Take Action.
1. Sign on to the Call to Action to End Lead Poisoning – signing the Call to Action supports GHHI’s initiative to end lead poisoning as a major public health threat in the next five years, an outgrowth of our groundbreaking National Lead Summit held in December 2016.
2. Take the “Is My Family at Risk” quiz to discover what hazards may be in your own home. After taking the quiz, learn more about what you can do to reduce your risk of housing hazards in your own home and in the houses of others.
3. If GHHI does not have a location in your area, learn more about how to bring GHHI to your city.