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  • Hazardous Homes: Part 3 Exploring Local Solutions

    Neighborhood Solutions A built environment is defined as all physical parts of where we live and work, such as homes, buildings, streets, open spaces, and infrastructure. There have been a number of studies linking the built environment with physical activity, obesity, asthma, among other chronic conditions. Interventions designed to address the built environment can take…

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  • Hazardous Homes: How Built Environment Affects Health Part 2

    Physical Conditions Within Homes The Flint water crisis began in 2014 but captured the nation’s attention in 2016. A report emerged that 40% of Flint homes had elevated levels of lead; a state of emergency was declared.  Flint became a flash-point for systemic negligence, racism, and class-ism, but there were over 3,000 areas with recorded…

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