Protecting Low Income Americans

 

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded nearly $10.5 million in grants designed to protect children and other vulnerable groups from health hazards in their homes. This funding highlights the link between housing and health and develops cost effective methods for mitigating residential hazards. HUD’s grants are being awarded to academic and non-profit research institutions studying new methods to recognize and control residential health and safety hazards such as asthma triggers, bed bugs, mold and radon

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Radon News from the Iowa Legislature

 

The Iowa legislature appropriated $1 million for radon testing in schools.  Beginning July 1, 2014, schools will be able to seek funding to test their schools for radon.  This funding will go a long way to insuring our students and teachers have a safe environment to learn and work. 

The appropriation will go nicely with the radon bill the legislature passed earlier in session.  The radon in schools bill requires the Dept. of Education to educate Iowa’s schools on the dangers of radon and then gather what their plan is for testing and mitigation.  The Department will then report back to the legislature on their findings.  The Governor signed the bill into law on April 17, 2014