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The average person spends 65 percent of their entire life inside their home. Your home is your health. It’s that simple.

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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Home/Work Study

Now more than ever, covid-19 has forced us to rethink homes as the "new offices." We launched this research study to inform solutions for healthier homes during remote work that enhance our health, productivity, and well-being.

Discover what you can do in each room of your home to improve its health.

Hover over a room to see our expert tips or click on the room for the in-depth guide.

Homes for Health Report

Homes for Health is a project borne out of hearing the question: “How do I make my home a healthy home?” Explore our 36 expert tips for a healthier home below.

Download The Homes For Health Report Téléchargez le Rapport Homes For Health

Relevant Research

Dec 3, 2019
Residential Environment and Undergraduate Student Health
An increase in available dorm space resulted in a decrease in upper respiratory infections for occupants.
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Jul 4, 2019
A review of the pathways of human exposure to PFAS “Forever Chemicals”
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Oct 10, 2018
Phthalate and Organophosphate Plasticizers in Nail Polish: Evaluation of Labels and Ingredients
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In The News

Oct 3, 2021
The Atlantic: Employers Have Been Offering the Wrong Office Amenities: Workplaces need fresh air, not foosball tables and coffee bars.
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Aug 30, 2021
NYT: The Hard Covid-19 Questions We’re Not Asking
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Aug 5, 2021
Washington Post: This scientist says cleaning indoor air could make us healthier—and smarter
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Jul 7, 2021
Dr Joseph Allen: “Our buildings have the power to combat COVID-19”
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