Archive: Hazards

5 Tips for Less Asthma Flare-Ups this Winter

5 Tips for Less Asthma Flare-Ups this Winter

With cold winter air, asthma sufferers typically see a rise in symptoms and attacks. Healthy Housing Specialist Grace Cole explains, “cold air is much dryer than warm air, and that cold air can irritate lungs, cause more mucus production, and restrict airways in...

The Need for Universal Lead Testing

The Need for Universal Lead Testing

OPINION: All Michigan children should be tested for lead at one and two years of age By Victoria Patton, Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan At Healthy Homes Coalition, we advocate for universal lead testing, lead paint removal & correction, and continuing...

How the Air Quality in Your Home is Key to Overall Health

How the Air Quality in Your Home is Key to Overall Health

When considering the health of your home, one of the first potential hazards to consider is your air quality. According to the EPA, the levels of indoor air pollutants are often 2 to 5 times higher than outdoor levels. With the pace of modern living, we often neglect...

The Fight to End Lead Poisoning Isn’t Over

The Fight to End Lead Poisoning Isn’t Over

Why Lead Poisoning? One of the pillars of Healthy Homes Coalition’s outreach is to decrease lead exposure and poisoning in children. Lead poisoning can slow down growth and development, cause hearing and speech difficulties, lower IQ, cause reduction of lifetime...