Join the Indoor airPLUS Program in celebrating National Healthy Homes Month 2021 along with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This year’s theme is The Power of Partnerships.
Indoor air quality issues like mold, radon, carbon monoxide and toxic chemicals are associated with health problems such as asthma, allergies, lung cancer, and other respiratory illnesses — serious concerns for many Americans. The Indoor airPLUS label for new homes provides partners the opportunity to offer homebuyers a durable, well-built home that helps reduce health risks from poor indoor air quality.
Through their partnership with the Indoor airPLUS program, builders and verifiers ensure the Indoor airPLUS Construction Specifications are applied during home design and construction, with a focus on building a safer and healthier home.
Each year, National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM) is organized by the HUD Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH). NHHM brings together partners, including grantees, community-based and faith-based organizations, industry, and state, tribal, and local governments, health care providers, and many others, around two common goals:
- To increase awareness of housing-related health hazards, lead poisoning prevention, and the overall principles of a healthy home, especially for low-income populations.
- To encourage residents to take the actions and steps for safe and healthy homes.
OLHCHH has created a 2021 NHHM Campaign Resource Toolkit to provide materials and resources to assist with messaging, implementation ideas, and resources. This year, OLHCHH is offering a National Healthy Homes Month 2021 Webinar Program throughout the month of June. These webinars will spotlight different health-related hazards and topics relevant to a range of housing types and many presenters will be providing resources unique to their webinar topics.
Visit EPA’s Indoor Air Quality page for additional information on how to Protect Indoor Air Quality in Your Home webpage for resources to help you take immediate steps to protect IAQ in your home as well as how to prevent IAQ problems during remodels, renovations or when building a new home. You can also find resources to help building professionals and residents protect IAQ in multifamily buildings.