Internal Marketing Coordinator
Florida Foundation Authority
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.
DeBary, Fl - June 6, 2019
JUNE IS NATIONAL HEALTHY HOMES MONTH
DEBARY, FL – 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 theme, “Growing Up Safe and Healthy: 5 Minutes to a Healthy Home,” focuses on the opportunity to protect current and future generations of children from the exposures to lead from contaminated paint, dust and soil; through the importance of home assessments and the impact it has on your health.
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. The purpose is to empower people to make change in order to create the healthiest home possible for their family.
We at Florida Foundation Authority help hundredsd of homeowners every year throughout the greater Orlando region create healthier and safer living environments for their families. We install the best permanent solutions for homes with cracking and uneven concrete, unhealthy crawl spaces, problematic exterior drainage, failing foundation walls, and even wet basements. Contact us today at 321-221-7722 to learn more and to set up an appointment with one of our inspectors.
For more information on National Healthy Homes Month 2019, please visit www.hud.gov/healthyhomes.