Creating a Healthy Home Step 2: Contaminant Free

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Contaminants such as lead, radon, carbon monoxide, asbestos, second hand smoke, and other chemicals impact the healthfulness of your home. Man

Room by room checklist for a healthy home

y of these contaminants can’t detected through sight or smell. Their discovery comes  through testing, monitoring, or through adverse health effects including headaches, nausea, or respiratory illness. Exposure to these contaminants canbe lead to serious health issues and or in the worst case scenario, death.

It’s important to investigate your home for potential contaminants and learn how to protect yourself and your family from their impacts. Everyone Deserves a Safe and Healthy Home provides a checklist guide to help you evaluate your home and remove potential dangers.

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Sarah Kirby, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Sarah KirbyState Program Leader for Family & Consumer Sciences & Professor Call Dr. Sarah E-mail Dr. Sarah Agricultural & Human Sciences
NC State Extension, NC State University
Updated on Jun 24, 2019
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