October 5, 2005
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Alliance for Healthy Homes
National Center for Healthy Housing
WHO: Available for interviews are Rebecca Morley, Executive Director,
National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) and Brian Gumm, Writer and
Researcher, Alliance for Healthy Homes.
WHAT: The Alliance and NCHH are making available fact sheets for residents
and others in hurricane-impacted areas to help protect themselves from
some of the worst health hazards in homes resulting from flooding and
destruction. Included with this media advisory is solutions list for the
top ten hazards, including mold and carbon monoxide. Additional information
can be found in the accompanying fact sheets and the brochure.
“Residents are understandably anxious to check on their homes and
belongings,” said Morley. “But, we urge them to take precautions
to protect themselves from extensive mold contamination, pest infestations,
and safety hazards.”
Gumm said if the hazards are not addressed properly, “they pose
the threat of respiratory problems such as asthma attacks associated with
mold, bites and diseases from pests, and injuries from indoor hazards—all
of which are preventable.”
WHERE: The Alliance and NCHH are providing this information on their
or by calling 1-877-312-3046.
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The Alliance for Healthy Homes is a national nonprofit
policy and advocacy organization working to protect children from lead
and other health hazards in and around their homes by building capacity
for primary prevention in communities at risk.
The National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) is
a nonprofit corporation based in Columbia, Maryland, dedicated to developing
and promoting practical methods to protect children from residential environmental
hazards while preserving the supply of affordable housing.