Is Your Home Healthy

8 Healthy Home Principals and Tips to Keep Family's Safe

What Is a Healthy Home?

HUD believes our communities should make homes available to families that are affordable and healthy. "Healthy Homes" is a century-old concept that promotes safe, decent, and sanitary housing as a means for preventing disease and injury. There is a lot of emerging scientific evidence linking health outcomes such as asthma, lead poisoning, and unintentional injuries to substandard housing. And, there are more than 6 million substandard housing units nationwide. Help Yourself to a Healthy Home provides valuable information to assist in making your home healthier for you and your family.


Tips to Keep Homes and Children Lead Safe:

WASH children’s hands, toys, pacifiers, and bottles OFTEN.

Feed your child a balanced diet rich in Iron, Calcium,& Vitamin C, including fruits, green vegetables, lean meats and milk.

CLEAN WEEKLY – Mop floors and wet clean windowsills to help control dust.

DO NOT allow children to PLAY in BARE SOIL – cover soil with grass, mulch or gavel.

Make sure EVERYONE wipes their shoes or takes their shoes off before entering the house.

Be sure that NO ONE brings lead home from work on clothes and shoes ESPECIALLY those employed in auto mechanics or construction. Wash work clothes separately.