HUD Targets Housing-Related Health Hazards

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) wants better identification and control of hazards in the home that could be impacting people’s health. Hazards they want addressed include everything from pest infestation and mold, which can trigger asthma and other illnesses, to poor indoor air quality to injury hazards.

HUD also announced its new Healthy Homes App, which provides consumers with information about potentially serious health and safety problems in the home. It also provides steps home owners can take to protect themselves.

Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development