Research shows Owners’ and Renters’ Healthy Home Concerns

Yesterday we mentioned research by the Joint Center for Housing Studies (2016) that explored what caused people to think that something in their home was making them sick.  That same study also explored healthy home concerns and behaviors among American homeowners and renters. Their research showed that both groups are interested in improving the indoor environmental health of their homes, but face myriad challenges to doing so. Highlights of the research are below:

The leading concern among respondents was indoor air quality (IAQ). The paper recommends reducing indoor emissions, including the pollution that comes from heating and cooking, as well as from chemicals that are off-gassed by our furnishings, carpets, paint, and the materials used in constructing our homes. The Hayward Score team would add minimizing/managing indoor moisture – from bathing, bath or kitchen leaks, water intrusions into basements or from the roof – to that list.  Excess moisture makes almost every condition impacting IAQ worse – and causes one of the biggest impacts: mold!

Getting your Hayward Score not only gives you insight into conditions in your home that might be affecting your health but also gives you a free, personalized and actionable report that will help you address your issues step-by-step. It is easy to get started on your journey to a healthier home and family!

Read the whole study here.

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Dana Sundblad
Dana is a seasoned marketing and communications professional with over 20 years experience helping companies achieve awareness and financial goals in consumer, technology, and non-profit industries. Most recently she was Director of Communications at Castilleja School and began her career in brand marketing with Clorox. She received her MBA from Harvard University and BA from Wellesley College.
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