A healthy home is a home designed, constructed, maintained, or rehabilitated in a manner that supports the health of residents. Housing conditions can significantly affect public health. Childhood lead poisoning, injuries, respiratory diseases such as asthma, and quality of life issues have been linked to substandard housing nationwide.

More information about Healthy Homes

Pest Control

Pest control is an important aspect of maintaining a healthy home. The following resource can assist you in identifying pest and in taking corrective actions in your home to prevent infestations.

Guidance on Bed Bug Management

Mold Information

Mold General Information – (Center for Disease Control)
Mold Fact Sheet– (Iowa Department of Health & Human Services)

Lead Information

Iowa Department of Health & Human Services Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Asbestos Information

General Asbestos Information - (Environmental Protection Agency)
Asbestos in Your Home – (Consumer Product Safety Commission)
IDNR Asbestos Regulations


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