Healthy Homes for Building, Real Estate, and Health Professionals Begins in April
Twelve of the Pacific Northwest's leading home building experts, scientist and health professionals team up to present the Healthy Homes certification course. This 16 hour building science program, complete with an interactive site tour, is designed to provide in-depth and best-practice information on sustainable, healthy and energy-efficient building techniques. By viewing the "house as a system," students gain valuable insights on how and why indoor air quality is a significant determinant for the quality of life and health of a home's residents.
Whether a builder, remodeler, real estate agent or health practitioner, this class is for you. For more information regarding upcoming classes or to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org . Warning, this class fills quickly.
DID YOU KNOW?
"Studies show that one in three children have unsafe levels of lead in their blood (22,000,000 American children under 18 years old with blood lead levels of 2.5 micrograms per deciliter or higher!)"
Lead affects virtually every system in the body. Small amounts of lead in the body can do serious harm to the developing brain and nervous system of a young child. With a blood lead level as low as 10 mcg/dL (micrograms per deciliter), a child’s learning and behavior may be affected.
Children may be exposed to lead-based paint or lead-contaminated dust in their homes or pick it up from the soil outside.
Is That Lead In Your Lipstick?
FDA Tests Reveal Raised Lead Levels in U.S. Lipsticks
Lead is turning up in the most unusual places! Lead levels measured in lipstick in 2007 found many products testing lead-free but fast forward to 2011 and the reports are a completely different story. Check the chart to see what's on your lips!