Health Issues

Although there are many different environmental health issues of concern in homes and schools, Boston Healthy Homes and Schools Collaborative focuses on three specific health issues: asthma, lead poisoning, and environmental tobacco smoke (secondhand smoke).

For more information about each of these health issues, click the appropriate link below.

The American Lung Association will be hosting "Health and Medical Community Briefing on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan on Tuesday July 8th at 4:00pm. Follow this link to register:
Boston's Inspectional Services Department was honored at the National Healthy Homes Conference in Nashville last weekend with a Healthy Homes Champion Award for their proactive inspection work. Congratulations to everyone involved!! BHHSC applauds ISD for their continuing work to ensure everyone has a safe and healthy home! For more information on the proactive Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance, go to ISD's website.
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