Support for Families in Trying Times

The staff and board of the Healthy Homes Coalition have been amazed at the way in which this community has stepped up, during hard times, to support our work. Together we are busy ensuring children have safe, healthy homes where they can shelter during the pandemic.


Mantenerse a salvo en casa: prueba de plomo en el suelo de su jardin

A medida que el clima cambia, muchas personas buscan comenzar a cultivar un huerto y pueden preocuparse por el contenido de plomo en el suelo de su jardín. Esta es una preocupación legítima para los jardineros urbanos dado el uso desenfrenado de plomo en pinturas domésticas y gasolina en el pasado. 


Staying Safe at Home: Testing Your Garden Soil for Lead

As the weather turns, many folks are looking to start gardening and may be concerned about the lead content in their garden soil. This is a legitimate concern for urban gardeners given the rampant use of lead in household paints and gasoline in the past. Healthy Homes Coalition Executive Director and avid gardener Paul Haan has some tips.


Staying Safe at Home: Asthma

Asthma may affect both children and adults. While the cause of asthma is not fully known, genetics and environmental factors are involved. While it is difficult to control environmental factors, we can often control environmental factors to help people with asthma breathe easier.


Quedarse en la Casa: Asma

 

El asma puede afectar tanto a niños como a adultos. Si bien la causa del asma no se conoce completamente, la genética y los factores ambientales están involucrados. Si bien es difícil controlar los factores ambientales, a menudo podemos controlar los factores ambientales para ayudar a las personas con asma a respirar más fácilmente.


Staying Safe at Home: Lead Safe Cleaning

Simple tricks to help you reduce the risk of lead exposure and keep the kids in your home safe.


Quedese Seguro en Casa: Limpieza en una manera segura del plomo

 

Trucos simples para ayudarlo a reducir el riesgo de exposición al plomo y mantener seguros a los niños en su hogar.


COVID-19 and Asthma ** UPDATED**

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. The Healthy Homes Coalition has updated information.


Staying Safe at Home: Gardening

Lead is a bit like the coronavirus in that it can be picked up when touching contaminated surfaces.  One of those surfaces is soil. With spring here, many people’s thoughts are turning to gardening, and it pays to not just be mindful of the virus at this time, but also the potential for lead in the soil if you are an urban gardener.


Mantenerse seguro en casa: Jardineria

El plomo es un poco como el coronavirus en el sentido de que se puede recoger al tocar superficies contaminadas. Una de esas superficies es el suelo. Con la primavera aquí, los pensamientos de muchas personas se están volcando a la jardinería, y vale la pena no solo tener en cuenta el virus en este momento, sino también el potencial de plomo en el suelo si eres un jardinero urbano.


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