Healthy Environments

There are many types of environments we find ourselves in each day; in our homes, in our place of work, schools, communities, public places and more. It is important to know how to make sure the environment you are in is a healthy one. Here we provide information on the quality of the air we breathe and talk about things like mold, secondhand smoke and we also provide information about sources of lead poisoning and how it can be prevented.

Although there are also other things that make an environment healthy, these are the ones that mostly affect the air we breathe. Our site has a lot of information about other ways to stay healthy, so once you’re done here, take a look around the rest of our site.

Indoor Air Quality

Research shows that most people spend about 90% of their time indoors. Because of this, indoor air has increasingly become a bigger health concern than outdoor air. More...

Lead Poisoning

Lead is a highly toxic metal that interferes with the body in many different ways and can be toxic to various organs. It only takes a small amount of lead to enter the body and cause permanent damage to the nervous system, which affects behavior and learning development in children. More...

Smoke Free

Secondhand smoke, also known as environmental tobacco smoke, is a mixture of gases and fine particles. Most exposure to secondhand smoke occurs in homes and workplaces. Secondhand smoke exposure also continues to occur in public places such as restaurants and bars and in private vehicles. More...