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Healthy Homes and Neighborhoods

Where we spend our time affects our health

This includes our time indoors in our homes, schools and workplaces, and outside in our neighborhoods, cities and natural environments. Everyone can take actions to protect themselves and their families from health hazards in our homes and neighborhoods.


 


cullyBrownfield Initiative

Brownfields are idled, underused, or abandoned properties with contamination concerns. Examples include former gas stations, auto shops, dry cleaners, landfills, mills and mines.


drug labClandestine Drug Lab Cleanup

The Clandestine Drug Lab Program protects health by assuring that properties formerly used in illegal drug manufacturing are properly evaluated, decontaminated, and fit for re-occupancy.


gardeningHealthy Gardening

Gardening is a great way to enjoy physical activity, beautify the community, and go green. 


schoolHealthy School Facilities

OHA is working with state agencies, partner organizations and school districts across the state to reduce children’s exposure to harmful contaminants in schools and child care facilities.

child at windowLead Poisoning and Exposure to Lead

Resources for parents, families, contractors, local health departments, lead paint professionals, child care and school staff and medical providers.


spraying pesticidesPesticide Exposure

Oregon Public Health Division Pesticide Exposure, Safety and Tracking program provides resources for families and health care providers regarding pesticide use and exposure.


radon posterRadon Gas and Public Health

Exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. The only way to know if your home has a radon problem is to test.


auto exhaustToxic Substances

Information on this site provides an overview of the common health effects associated with exposures to a selection of toxic substances.

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