The Surgeon General has taken a proactive role in helping Americans protect themselves from health hazards in their homes, where we spend 85% to 95% of our time. In the U.S. today the leading preventable causes of death, disease, and disability are asthma, lead poisoning, deaths in house fires, falls on stairs and from windows, burns and scald injuries, and drowning in bathtubs and pools. Indoor radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.
Explore the Healthy Home Checklist, which shows key safety steps for every room and area of the home. Read publications that outline the Surgeon General’s comprehensive, coordinated plan for ensuring the availability of healthy, safe, affordable, accessible, and environmentally friendly homes.
|The Surgeon General's Call To Action To Promote Healthy Homes||Call to Action||2009|
|Report of the Surgeon General's Workshop on Healthy Indoor Environment||Workshop||2005|
|Health Risk of Radon||Advisory||2005|