Agriculture & Natural Resources

Home & Food Safety

Housing and Urban Development’s Office Announcing New Healthy Homes Youth App

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Healthy Homes Partnership have released a new app to help middle-schoolers learn about potential household contaminants. These range from lead and mold to radon and volatile organic compounds (VOCs, or pollutants in air at levels that threaten health). This App helps kids learn about their home’s indoor environment, focusing on actions they ...
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Fire Up the Grill Safely This Summer

If you plan to barbecue this Memorial Day or anytime this summer, keep yourself, children, pets, and property safe. The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) recommends the following tips for preventing burns and controlling the flames while you grill outside: Only use your grill outside. Keep it away from siding and deck rails. Wear short sleeves or roll them up when cooking on the grill. Open your gas grill before lighting. Use long-handled barbecue tools. Keep a three-foot safe zone around ...
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7 Steps to Prepare Your Home for Summer

As summer approaches, now is a great time to prepare your home for warmer weather and beat the heat with a cool house. Extreme heat may affect your health or the health of those around you. Learn ways to reduce the heat in your home. The Ready Campaign recommends the following measures to keep your home cool this summer: Check to see if your home’s cooling system is working properly. Make sure your home is well insulated and that you ...
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