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Housing and Health

Housing and Health

Why is housing important to health? Recent epidemiological studies have linked substandard housing to increased risk of chronic illness.1 Asthma and other respiratory illnesses have been associated with homes that are damp, cold, or moldy.1-2 Exposure to lead-based paint can lead to elevated blood lead levels, resulting in neurological problems, hypertension, and developmental problems.3 And physical conditions in the home have also been linked to increased injury due to trips, slips, and falls.1,4 Indoor environments are particularly important for child health; children spend as much as 80-90 percent of their time indoors...

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Increased spending on housing produces health gains
22 Mar

Increased spending on housing produces health gains

By rebalancing their budgets to better align social care and health care spending, states can imp...
Start Your Smoke-Free Housing
16 Mar

Start Your Smoke-Free Housing

Secondhand smoke exposure poses serious health threats to children and adults. Eliminating indoor...
Opportunities to Improve Nutrition for Older Adults and Reduce Risk of Poor Health Outcomes
15 Mar

Opportunities to Improve Nutrition for Older Adults and Reduce Risk of Poor Health Outcomes

The Administration for Community Living released a new Issue Brief that addresses opportunities t...
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