Fragrance, Asthma, and Indoor Air Quality:

Do you have asthma, and have you experienced sneezing, wheezing, or itchy watery eyes when exposed to perfume or room deodorizers? Fragrance sensitivity may be impacting your asthma. When there are a lot of fragrances in an environment, even people without asthma may experience these types of symptoms.  


Fragancia, Asma y Calidad del Aire Interior

¿Tiene asma y ha experimentado estornudos, sibilancias o picazón en los ojos llorosos cuando se expone a perfumes o desodorantes de la habitación? La sensibilidad a la fragancia puede estar afectando su asma. Cuando hay muchas fragancias en un ambiente, incluso las personas sin asma pueden sentir este tipo de síntomas. 


Como Desinfectar tu Hogar

Todos estamos pasando más tiempo en casa durante estos tiempos desafiantes y sin precedentes. El distanciamiento social y permanecer en casa son nuestras primera líneas de defensa contra COVID-19, pero también debemos mantener nuestros hogares seguros y desinfectados para evitar una posible transmisión. Los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades de los EE. UU. (CDC) tienen una gran cantidad de indicaciones  para hacer que su hogar sea saludable cuando se trata de COVID-19.


Disinfecting your Home

We are all spending more time at home during these challenging and unprecedented times. Social distancing and staying at home are our first line of defense against COVID-19, but we should also be keeping our homes safe and disinfected to prevent possible transmission. The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has a wealth of guidelines for making your home healthy when it comes to COVID-19.


Furnace Filter 101

As we all shelter in place one of the things that will matter most to all of us is the quality of our indoor air. This is especially challenging for children with asthma and other at-risk populations with respiratory concerns. With COVID-19 in the area, this is of particular concern.


El filtro de la caldera

Mientras todos estamos bajo cuarentena una de las cosas que importan más es la calidad de aire en el interior de su hogar. Esto es un reto más grande para los chicos con asma y otras poblaciones con asuntos respiratorios, ahora más que se encuentra el COVID-19 en el área, estos riesgos son de más pendiente.

 


Healthy Homes Coalition Operations During the COVID-19 Outbreak in Kent County - Update March 23, 2020

After much consideration, research, and conversations with staff and organizational leadership, the Healthy Homes Coalition has decided to take proactive measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 in our community. We have suspended home visiting and community outreach activities. All group meetings are being canceled.  Our office will be closed and staff will be working remotely until further notice. We are committing to serving the community through these changes. You can still reach staff telephonically (616-241-3300), through email, and online. 


Healthy Homes Coalition Operations During the COVID-19 Outbreak in Kent County

After much consideration, research, and conversations with staff and organizational leadership, the Healthy Homes Coalition has decided to take proactive measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 in our community. As of Friday, March 13, 2020, we are suspending home visiting and community outreach activities until Monday, April 6, 2020. All group meetings are being canceled.


COVID-19 and Asthma

According to the World Health Organization and CDC, people with chronic medical conditions such as asthma are considered high-risk and should take precautions when any type of respiratory illness is spreading in their community. 


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