You want to take good care of your family. You try to eat healthful foods. You take your children to the doctor for regular checkups. You try your best to protect your family from accidents and illness. You want to live in a safe neighborhood and home.
Did you know your home might have hidden dangers to your children's health? Ask yourself the following questions. The answers to these questions will help you learn if your home is safe and healthy.
Each question contains a link to detailed questions you can ask as well as action steps you can use to help improve the health and safety of your home.
o Is the air in your home clean and healthy? http://www.uwex.edu/healthyhome/pdf/Air.pdf
o Do your children have breathing problems, like asthma? http://www.uwex.edu/healthyhome/pdf/Asthma.pdf
o Is someone in your house allergic to mold? http://www.uwex.edu/healthyhome/pdf/Mold.pdf
o Do you know the signs of carbon monoxide poisoning? http://www.uwex.edu/healthyhome/pdf/CO.pdf