National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM), created by HUD's Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH), is an outreach campaign designed to help people connect the dots between their health and their home.
Columbus, OH - June 1, 2018
JUNE IS NATIONAL HEALTHY HOMES MONTH
COLUMBUS, OH – In the United States today, people spend close to 90% of their time indoors. National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM), created by HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH), is an outreach campaign designed to help people connect the dots between their health and their home. This year’s overarching theme of "Check Your Home; Protect Your Family" was chosen to create awareness of what it means to have a healthy home by educating families of the importance of assessing ones home for potential health hazards; and to empower people to make change in order to create the healthiest home possible for their family.
Currently, millions of U.S. homes have moderate to severe physical housing problems, including dilapidated structure; roofing problems; heating, plumbing, and electrical deficiencies; water leaks and intrusion; pests; damaged paint; and high radon gas levels. These conditions are associated with a wide range of health issues, including unintentional injuries, respiratory illnesses like asthma and radon-induced lung cancer, and lead poisoning. The health and economic burdens from preventable hazards associated within home are considerable, and cost billions of dollars.
National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM) was established to focus national attention on ways to keep people of all ages safe and healthy in their home.
We at Ohio Basement Authority help thousands of homeowners every year throughout central Ohio create healthier and safer living environments for their families. We install the best permanent solutions for homes with wet basements, failing foundation walls, unhealthy crawl spaces and high radon levels. Contact us today at 614-254-6006 to learn more and to set up an appointment with one of our inspectors.
For more information on National Healthy Homes Month 2018, please visit www.hud.gov/healthyhomes.