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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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Community meeting helps set the stage for new “smoke free” public housing policy
22 Sep

Community meeting helps set the stage for new “smoke free” public housing policy

The new "smoke free" policy for public housing goes into effect in July 2018, so community meetings ...
Ben Carson Says Housing Must Be Healthy, Safe And Affordable 
19 Sep

Ben Carson Says Housing Must Be Healthy, Safe And Affordable 

Residents of Florida and Houston's mold and toxic air and water concerns after floodwaters receded a...
Rental Housing Discrimination on The Basis of Mental Disabilities
13 Sep

Rental Housing Discrimination on The Basis of Mental Disabilities

Persons living with mental illness, intellectual or other developmental disabilities continue to fac...
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