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Workshop Descriptions

Healthy Homes Overview

In the Healthy Homes Overview session, you will learn background information and the principles of healthy housing. You also will learn about issues that affect home occupants and how to conduct a home assessment.

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Indoor Air Quality Overview

In the Indoor Air Quality Overview session, you will learn about the causes of poor indoor air quality and how to detect and correct indoor air pollutants.

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In the Radon session, you will learn where radon comes from, its health risks to home occupants, and methods to detect and mitigate radon's entry into homes.

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Asthma & Allergies

In the Asthma & Allergies session, you will learn about asthma and how to identify and prevent asthma and allergy triggers in the home environment.

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Mold & Moisture Control

In the Mold & Moisture Control session, you will get a basic overview of mold and home moisture control concepts and methods.

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Carbon Monoxide & Other Combustion Gases

In the Carbon Monoxide & Other Combustion Gases session, you will learn general information about the dangers of carbon monoxide and other combustion gases found in homes. You also will learn about detection and routine inspection methods required to keep families safe.

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In the Lead session, you will learn about the health risks, screening guidelines, testing procedures, and preventability of childhood lead poisoning.

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Drinking Water

In the Drinking Water session, you will learn the basics of private well water testing and protection. This session gives an overview of on-site waste (septic) systems and best management practices.

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Home Safety

In the Home Safety session, you will learn action steps to reduce safety hazards in the home.

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Hazardous Household Products

In the Hazardous Household Products session, you will learn about commonly used household products that can be hazardous to home occupants' health. You will learn how to use these products safely or choose safer products.

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Integrated Pest Management

In the Integrated Pest Management session, you will gain general knowledge of what pest management is and how it relates to creating a healthy home.

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Home Energy

In the Home Energy session, you will learn to address healthy home concerns by making energy-efficient improvements. This lesson addresses weatherization activities and the potentially negative impact they can have on occupants' health if done improperly.

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Filed Under: Family, Healthy Homes Initiative, Food and Health, Health, Rural Health December 4, 2020

MISSISSIPPI STATE, Miss. -- A Mississippi State University Extension Service specialist has been elected to the National Board of Public Health Examiners board of directors.

A faucet with water flowing.
Filed Under: Children and Parenting, Creating Healthy Indoor Childcare Environments, Water, Sip Safe July 1, 2020

Two simple, daily steps can protect Mississippi’s youngest citizens from lead poisoning. Jason Barrett, an assistant Extension professor in the Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute, said lead in drinking water can harm children’s health. But flushing faucets each morning and using cold water for cooking and preparing baby bottles can greatly reduce exposure.

A baby smiling.
Filed Under: Health and Wellness, Children and Parenting, Healthy Homes Initiative June 4, 2020

June is National Healthy Homes month! To celebrate, we’ve created a blog post to focus on an important health concern that could happen in and around your home. 

Flood water covers a field except for an elevated dirt path leading to a house in the background.
Filed Under: Community, Disaster Response, Family, Healthy Homes Initiative September 16, 2019

South Mississippi Delta residents are in recovery mode after returning to homes that have been under water for nearly six months, but they need materials and assistance as they try to resume their normal lives.

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.

Success Stories

Russell Carroll, a housing authority official, shares his story about Extension training.
Healthy Homes Initiative
Volume 3 Number 3

He is already good at what he does as maintenance supervisor with the Canton Housing Authority, but Russell Carroll wants to be even better.

Anytime he gets a chance to participate in a training program, he takes it. Russell Carroll cares about sharing the best practices—and implementing them—to benefit the tenants on his watch.


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Extension Stories

Furniture Cleaner

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 3:30pm
All Purpose Cleaner
Extension Stories

All-Purpose Cleaner

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 3:30pm
No-Streak Glass Cleaner
Extension Stories

Glass Cleaner

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 3:30pm


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Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 1:00am
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Extension Associate II

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