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Lead-Free MV Coalition Recognizes June as National Healthy Homes Month

 

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH) is sponsoring National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM) which offers an opportunity to learn more about how to "Check Your Home; Protect Your Family".  

Currently, millions of U.S. homes have moderate to severe physical housing problems, including dilapidated structure; leaks; pests; lead paint; and high radon gas levels. These conditions are associated with health issues, injuries, lead poisoning, and respiratory illnesses.

Learn more about how you can make your home healthier and keep your family safer by completing Room by Room Checklist or by downloading the “Healthy Homes Basics” app from Google Play or the iTunes store.

The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties launched the Lead-Free MV Coalition in 2016 to help reduce lead poisoning rates in Herkimer and Oneida counties. The coalition is a collaborative effort of nearly 50 organizations that address health and environmental hazards.