June Is National Healthy Homes Month!
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) joins the U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in recognizing June as National Healthy
Homes Month. We invite you to use this opportunity to learn about the relationship
between indoor air, housing and health. Resources are available that can assist you
in advocating for healthy housing. EPA’s Indoor Environments Division shares
HUD’s goal of ensuring healthy homes by maintaining healthy indoor air. The
following strategies will help maintain and improve your home’s indoor air quality
Source Control—Eliminate sources or reduce emissions. For example, adjust
emissions from gas stoves, and eliminate sources of mold and moisture.
Better Ventilation—Use exhaust fans when cooking or showering.
Filters and Air Cleaners—Change the filter in your heating/cooling system
and follow the manufacturer's recommendations. Also, consider using an air
You can improve your home’s air quality by using “green” cleaning products,
not smoking indoors, testing your home for radon and upgrading your heating and
cooling systems to be cleaner and more energy efficient, among many other
Celebrate National Healthy Homes Month with EPA’s Indoor Environments
Division and HUD! Follow the links below to resources that can help you improve
your home’s IAQ:
EPA: Protect the IAQ in Your Home: What You Can Do Now
EPA: Interactive Mold House Tour
HUD: The Healthy Homes Program
Tribal Science Bulletin: Winter 2016:
General Tribal Information