Healthy Homes Reports and Publications

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.

Title Type Date
The Surgeon General's Call To Action To Promote Healthy Homes Call to Action 2009
Checklist 2009
Report of the Surgeon General's Workshop on Healthy Indoor Environment Workshop 2005
Health Risk of Radon Advisory 2005
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