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Healthy Homes Consumer Information

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 -   An estimated 25-percent of American homes contain significant lead-based paint hazards. You can take simple steps to reduce the presence of lead-based paint hazards by reading the brochure Protect Your Family from Lead in the Home.
 -   Many Americans with asthma are allergic to "roach dust" (roach body parts and roach droppings) — a factor in the home that can be easy to control. The booklet Help Yourself to a Healthy Home contains helpful information for reducing many household allergens.

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Want More Information?
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 -   Lead Paint Safety Field Guide: assists you in assessing and preventing the dangers of lead-based paint in your home — (In Spanish)
 -   Protect Your Family From Lead in Your Home booklet(In Spanish)
 -   Visit the Build a Better Home Web site
 -   National Center for Healthy Housing
 -   Online Guide to HUD's Lead-Based Paint Regulation.

Act NOW: Protect Yourself and Your Family from Health and Safety Hazards

Here are some simple, low-cost ways to reduce health and safety hazards in your home right now!

Visit the Children's Health Environmental Coalition's HealtheHouse, an interactive resource to help you identify and address environmental health risks that may exist in your home.

Help Yourself to a Healthy Home web tool takes you through a series of questions about your daily living habits, then provide a personalized “action checklist” of easy, low-cost steps for protecting your children from home hazards.[image: Help Yourself to a Healthy Home book cover]

The booklet Help Yourself to a Healthy Home contains practical advice for making your home a healthier home right away.

Know your legal right to be notified of the presence of lead-based paint hazards in your home. Read the Lead-Safe Housing Rule and Lead Disclosure Rule.
 
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