Lead

Is your home—are your children—lead safe?

The successful learner will be able to:

Knowledge: Communicate the health risks of lead poisoning in infants and young children.

Comprehension: Understand the sources of lead exposure, lead exposure mechanisms, screening guidelines for children, and testing procedures for the home and consumer products.

Application:

  • Demonstrate lead‐safe cleaning strategies in their own homes.
  • Identify resources for assistance with these topics.

 

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Two walls of a kitchen that has been flooded show significant mold damage and damage to the drywall.
Filed Under: Disaster Response, Healthy Homes Initiative August 22, 2019

When you’re ready to hire a contractor to repair or rebuild property damaged by flooding, keep these tips in mind to help avoid being scammed.

A kitchen with white walls and cabinets shows severe flood damage, including mold damage, on floors and cabinets with doors and drawers removed.
Filed Under: Disaster Response, Healthy Homes Initiative August 21, 2019

Getting started on clean-up after a flood can seem overwhelming. Before you do any work, be sure you know what your insurance company needs to file a claim. Take photos and video of damage, inventory items damaged beyond repair, and keep track of expenses.

Two partially filled canisters contain rice and flour sit on a speckled black countertop.
Filed Under: Family, Healthy Homes Initiative July 2, 2019

Everyone deals with the occasional invasion of sugar ants in the kitchen. It’s just a fact of life.

But when they do make their way in, you don’t want to lay out the welcome mat for them. Regina Boykins, Extension agent in Humphreys County has a few tips to help keep ants and other pests out of your kitchen.

A young woman with dark hair extends her palm forward with the Healthy Homes Initiative logo on her palm.
Filed Under: Healthy Homes Initiative, Integrated Pest Control June 4, 2019

Maintaining a healthy home can be challenging, but it IS possible. Use the “right hand rule” to make your home a healthy one.

A golden retriever scratches fleas on green grass.
Filed Under: Healthy Homes Initiative, Pets, Insects-Pet Pests, Insects-Pests March 12, 2019

Peak flea season is in the spring and summer, but in warmer areas like the South, successful flea control is a yearlong battle. (Photo by CanStock)

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