Description: A national program educating consumers about sources, health risks and control measures related to common residential pollutants and toxins. Aims to help consumers reduce their health risks.
Curriculum/program overview: Housing and Environmental Design is part of the national Healthy Homes Partnership. This partnership provides programs that provide basic and comprehensive information on inspecting a home for possible pollutants and hazards that can lead to sickness in families. The goal of the program is to educate consumers about sources, health risks and control measures related to common residential pollutants, toxins and indoor air problems to help consumers reduce their health risks. Educators use a comprehensive approach by addressing housing-related hazards in a coordinated fashion, rather than addressing a single hazard at a time. Topics including moisture and biologicals (like molds, mildew and dust mites), combustion products (including carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, radon, household products and furnishings), fall prevention, asbestos, lead, particulates, secondhand smoke and remodeling byproducts.
Contact person: Michael Goldschmidt
Evaluation tool: extension.missouri.edu/hes/evaluation/evaluationforms.htm
Suggested fee range: $0 to participant $20/part to sponsor. This is a public good program for low income audiences.
Program website: http://extensionhealthyhomes.org/ – Missouri is part of this national partnership