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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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