Creating a healthy home environment is essential to the health and wellbeing of residents in our community. Housing-related hazards can include lead, carbon monoxide, radon, mold, and bacteria that pose harmful health risks to those that live there. Poisoning caused by these hazards can lead to learning disabilities, behavioral problems, breathing difficulties, asthma, allergies, and in some instances, death.
Access Health’s Efforts
- Encourage and assist local landlords with adoption of healthier living policies and practices
- Increase awareness of lead, carbon monoxide, and radon poisoning occurrence, symptoms, and prevention
- Provide information to local health officers
Join us to support healthy homes in our community! For more information or to become involved in local efforts, contact Terry Sherman at 373-6995.
- Healthy Homes – A quarterly newsletter for landlords
- Maine’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Program – Information for parents, landlords, and contractors
- Maine Housing Search – Find and list lead free housing in Maine
- Maine Indoor Air Quality – Fact sheets on lead, radon, mold, and more
- Northern New England Poison Center – Information on carbon monoxide poisoning
- Maine Carbon Monoxide Data Portal – Track carbon monoxide data for your area
- Maine Tracking Network – Data for public health indicators
- Healthy Homes Tips By Room – Click on each room for tips on keeping your family safe.
- The Green & Healthy Homes Quiz – a quick and easy way to determine if your home has any potential hazards and what you can do to address them
- Flood Clean Up Tips – Prevent mold after a flood
- United States Environmental Protection Agency – Fight lead poisoning with a healthy diet
- Consumer Product Safety Commission – lead products recall information
- Lead Paint Safety – A HUD Field Guide
- HUD Lead Based Paint Visual Assessment Training Course
- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention – Reduce radon in your home