Keep your home healthy with help from Erie Co. Health Dept.

SANDUSKY A home is usually seen as a safe place to relax, away from the burdens and pressures of day
Tom Jackson
May 24, 2010

SANDUSKY

A home is usually seen as a safe place to relax, away from the burdens and pressures of day-to-day life.

But dangers can lurk in the home. They can be as obvious as a small, slippery rug on an elderly person's wooden floor, or as hidden as invisible radon gas.

The Erie County Health Department is joining a national movement to encourage people to keep their homes safe.

The department will host a Healthy Homes Summit for local officials from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 21 at Kalahari Water Park and Convention Center.

The Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta is supporting the summit with a $5,000 grant and is sending speaker Kimball Credle, an expert on lead poisoning prevention and keeping homes healthy, said Peter Schade, Erie County's health commissioner.

HOW TO GET HELP:

Erie-Huron Counties Community Action Commission 866-861-6360

WSOS Community Action Commission

Ottawa County — 419-734-2652

Seneca County/ Fostoria — 419-435-4884

Seneca County/Tiffin area — 419-447-0084

Sandusky County — 419-334-5126