For Health

HOMES

FOR HEALTH

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Outside
  • Kick your shoes off at the door
  • Bring in fresh air
  • Install detectors for smoke and ‘the silent killer’
  • (Re)connect with nature and natural light indoors
  • Get the lead out (for homes built before 1980)
Whole Home
  • Kick your shoes off at the door
  • Bring in fresh air
  • Install detectors for smoke and ‘the silent killer’
  • (Re)connect with nature and natural light indoors
  • Get the lead out (for homes built before 1980)
Bedroom
  • Train your brain and make this the sleeproom
  • Black out the room (and ‘blue-out’ your lights)
  • Treat the air (and yourself)
  • Keep your cool at night
  • Block out the noise
Bathroom
  • Control moisture by exhausting air outdoors
  • Limit the use of air fresheners
  • Detoxify cleaners and personal care products
  • Skip the antimicrobials
  • Prevent slips, trips and falls with handrails and non-slip mats
Living Room
  • Vacuum. Regularly. With HEPA.
  • Don’t smoke indoors (better yet, don’t smoke at all)
  • Stamp out the candles and incense
  • Choose furniture and carpets without harmful chemicals
  • Properly vent fireplaces and woodstoves
Kitchen
  • Cook with the exhaust hood on (and vented outdoors)
  • Keep a fire extinguisher within easy reach
  • Filter your drinking water where necessary
  • Control pests using IPM, not more pesticides
  • Choose glassware and cast iron or ceramic cookware
Basement
  • Measure and control radon
  • Do not disturb signs of asbestos
  • Dehumidify and inspect for signs of water issues
  • Choose a hard floor
  • Solve the solvent storage issue