The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) recently announced the release of My Healthy Home app.
The free mobile app teaches families how to identify hazards in the home that may make them sick. During a brief quiz, the app asks users to find signs of health threats like mold, pests, chipped paint or standing water.
The app helps families develop a custom roadmap to eliminate risks and offers helpful DIY tips for simple fixes. A family can also use the app to explore a broad range of the services and service providers that already exist in their communities.
Availability of the app was announced at a recent Baltimore event kicking off National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week hosted by GHHI and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
The event was co-hosted by the Baltimore-based GHHI, the nation's largest organization focused on healthy housing, which now is operating in 25 cities.
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene commended GHHI's app and what it can accomplish.
My Healthy Homes App is available for free nationwide. During the initial phase, the app will provide resources for residents of the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. area. Resources in the other GHHI-targeted cities will be available in stages over the coming months.
For more information, visit www.ghhi.org.