offer a unique opportunity to address housing-based environmental
health threats. Weatherization crews treat over 100,000 housing
units each year and work with low-income families. Although
their primary mission is to improve energy efficiency, they
have the skills to do more.
Weatherization Plus Health is a initiative to provide weatherization
programs with the tools they need to address asthma triggers (e.g., moisture/mold,
pests, allergens), lead hazards, and carbon monoxide when they are in
a home. The program
overview describes this initiative. Specific protocols
provide assessment tools to address moisture/mold, pests, ventilation,
carbon monoxide, lead, and other hazards.
Weatherization Plus Health was developed by a collaborative effort among
weatherization, health, and environmental experts. For more information,
contact Ellen Tohn,
ERT Associates, or Erin