Protect Yourself and Your Money Every Day

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00:02 You are in the middle of your day and you

00:04 receive an email. A company or

00:06 organization asking you to go to a

00:08 website to enter your personal

00:10 information to verify your account. 

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00:18 others can be confusing to anyone

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00:25 latest scams and how to report them is

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00:29 hard-earned money and safeguard your

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00:46 even includes a sample complaint letter

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A Healthy Prescription For a Healthy Home

People cleaning a house

Not feeling well, but can’t figure out what is wrong? Some people have health issues and may not realize their personal wellness and the health of their home are interconnected.

By giving your home a health check-up, you may be preventing diseases and other hazards from hurting you and your family. Poor indoor air quality, mold, radon, carbon monoxide, and lead paint are just a few of the home health issues that could potentially trigger asthma, possibly cause lung cancer or lead poisoning.

You may already use smoke detectors as one safety measure, but there are other ways to improve the wellbeing of your living space without breaking the bank.

USAGov recommends giving your home a yearly health check-up. Check out other “prescriptions” to fix your home’s health such as:

  • Ordering a radon test kit to see if you need to install a radon mitigation system

  • Using a carbon monoxide device to detect CO gas

  • Checking to make sure air vents go outside and are not clogged

  • Sealing cracks to prevent bugs and animals from entering

Personal health and home health go hand in hand. By identifying the weaknesses in your home’s health as outlined in this video, you can address the problems to make it safe and healthy for you and your family.

Have more questions about environmental health? Contact your state environmental office.

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