06 Feb '13, 8pm

New U.S. Initiative to Make Homes Healthier: ED C Magazine

Several federal agencies today unveiled Advancing Healthy Housing–A Strategy for Action . White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Chair Nancy Sutley, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Shaun Donovan, Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, M.D., and Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman discussed the new plan during an event at the National Building Museum. The initiative represents a bold new vision for addressing the nation’s health and economic burdens caused by preventable hazards associated with the home. The Strategy for Action encourages federal agencies to take preemptive actions that will help reduce the number of American homes with health and safety hazards. People in the United States spend about 70 percent of their time in a home. Currently, millions of U.S. homes have m...

Full article: http://www.edcmag.com/articles/94903-new-us-initiative-to...

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