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April is Healthy Homes Awareness Month

Every day Americans are exposed to health hazards in their homes. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Americans spend about 90 percent of their time indoors. Indoor hazards include mold, lead, radon, carbon monoxide, tobacco smoke, and pests.

Despite the many hazards in homes, these health issues are preventable. To bring awareness to these health concerns, Ohio Governor John Kasich has designated April as Healthy Homes Awareness Month. A healthy home is clean, safe, well-maintained, well-ventilated, and free of pests, mold, moisture and other household containments. It’s also important to have a healthy home to reduce rates of lead poisoning, asthma, and falling hazards.

For more information about lead around the home and lead poisoning prevention, visit myfcph.org/lead.