Many health conditions are affected by your home environment, such as respiratory infections and asthma. According to The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Healthy Homes (2009), Americans spend 50 percent or more of their time inside their homes each day. Serious health problems such as asthma, lead poisoning, and unintentional injuries are often linked to the quality of our housing, and most often affect children and the elderly. By maintaining a healthy home, you can create a safe place for you and your family to live.
Reference: Office of the Surgeon General (US). The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Healthy Homes. Rockville (MD): Office of the Surgeon General (US); 2009.
Smoke-free Homes Fact Sheets
Secondhand Smoke and Your Child’s Asthma (PDF, 1.1 MB)
Asthma and Allergies: Environmental Triggers and Remedies (PDF, 965 KB) is a partnership publication from N.C. Healthy Homes, the Asthma Alliance Environmental Subcommittee and the N.C. Asthma Program.
It will help answer questions, such as:
The Asthma Alliance of North Carolina’s Environmental Committee is collecting information on local and statewide activities that focus on identifying and reducing indoor and outdoor asthma triggers, as well as exploring the impact of these environmental exposures upon human health. In order to help us collect data and evaluate the success of these statewide environmental goals, we’re asking that organizations provide information on their major environmental events and projects in the brief online N.C. Asthma Environmental Activity Survey.