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Healthy homes

A healthy home can prevent disease and injury

A growing body of evidence demonstrates a significant link between substandard housing and asthma, lead poisoning and unintentional injuries. Creating a healthy home includes a comprehensive approach of the following:

  • Drinking water safety
  • Emergency and disaster preparedness
  • Food safety
  • Indoor air quality
  • Injury prevention
  • Poisoning prevention

Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention healthy homes Web page for healthy homes tips, publications, tools and training opportunities.

Click the following Wisconsin-based links for information, programs and support

Drinking water
Health tips for your home
Injury prevention
Lead-Safe Wisconsin
Wisconsin injury prevention program

Healthy homes principles

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides a list of seven strategies for making homes healthier and safer. Visit HUD’s Seven Healthy Homes Principles for more information.

  1. Dry
  2. Clean
  3. Pest-free
  4. Safe
  5. Contaminant-free
  6. Ventilated
  7. Maintained

For more information, please contact Kristen Grimes, at (414) 337-4569.

Did you know...

Ozone is most likely to reach unhealthy levels on hot, sunny days in urban environments.