Healthy Homes

Use this index to find resources and information on home-related health issues.

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Bedbugs and Other Pests

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

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Childhood Lead Poisoning

  • Landlords: Get free, professional lead dust testing for your rental units. Email ehu@maine.gov or call 866-292-3474 (toll-free in Maine), 207-287-4311 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711).
  • Old home? Young kids? Order a lead dust test kit to find out if your home could be putting your child at risk for lead poisoning.
  • Lead poisoning info for parents, homeowners, landlords, tenants and providers.
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Emergency Preparedness

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Housing Search

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Injuries

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Mold

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Poisonings

  • Prevent poisonings with help from the Northern New England Poison Center External site disclaimer
  • In Maine, about 200 people die and about 1,000 people go to the hospital each year because of poisonings.
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Radon

  • Radon is the number 2 cause of lung cancer.
  • High levels of radon gas are in much of Maine's soil and water. Radon can move up into a home from the ground.
  • The Maine Radon Program can help you learn how to test for radon and fix radon problems.

 

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Secondhand Smoke & Smoke-free Housing

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Well Water Safety

  • What's in your water? Maine CDC has information about what to test for and how often to test.
  • Almost half of Maine homes use wells for their drinking water. Many of these wells have too much arsenic, uranium or other contaminants.