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May 27, 2015

Families Invited To Learn How To Make Their Homes Safer At Free Event: Healthy Homes Day

Michelle Schmitt - Email

Midvale City, UT— Salt Lake County’s Lead Safe Housing Program is hosting the free event, “Healthy Homes Day” to give families information to make their homes safer and healthier. The event is on Saturday, May 30th at Copperview Recreation Center.

Salt Lake County Outreach Coordinator Mykah Travis says many residents are living in houses with invisible dangers such as lead-based paint and radon gas. Healthy Homes Day will provide information on how to receive free testing and remediation for hidden toxic elements that may exist in a home. There will also be experts on hand to share tips on how to save money by improving a home’s energy efficiency.

Travis says activities for kids include face painting, balloon animals, and pizza. The first 25 families to arrive will receive a free radon test kit.

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality’s Radiation Control division is partnering with Salt Lake County to host the event. Additional supporting agencies include: The Community Development Corporation of Utah, Assist Utah, and Salt Lake Community Action Program with their weatherization program.

Travis says the county plans to host a Healthy Homes Day event each month. Find more information about Healthy Homes Days and stay informed about future events at http://slco.org/green-healthy-homes/.

What:             Healthy Homes Day: free event for families to learn how to improve home safety
When:            Saturday, May 30 | 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where:
           Copperview Recreation Center | 8446 Harrison Street | Midvale

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