Monitoring Home Contaminants in the US
Collecting information about public health problems in homes is very difficult. Often, information about exposure to environmental factors in the home is collected from surveys, research studies, or because an exposure has resulted in a health problem that required medical intervention.
On the Tracking Network, we have information about childhood lead poisoning, age of housing, and CO poisoning, which are related to our home environments. Childhood lead poisoning is primarily caused by exposure to lead-based paints in older homes. There are many causes of carbon monoxide poisoning, and most are related to the home. Read more about carbon monoxide poisoning.