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Health Department
Health and Community Services
43525 Elizabeth Road, Mount Clemens, MI 48043
(586) 469-5235

Healthy Homes

Most of us spend more than 90% of our time in an indoor environment. A home is often the biggest single investment people make. The following information will help to ensure that your investment promotes healthy and safe living. Many housing deficiencies could impact your health and safety. For example, lead-based paint and dust may contribute to lead poisoning in children; water leakage and mold may contribute to asthma episodes; improper use and storage of pesticides may result in unintentional poisoning; and lack of working smoke, and carbon monoxide alarms may cause serious injury and death.

So, Let’s See If Your Indoor Environment Is Healthy.

Please note The Macomb County Environmental Health staff can provide guidance and education on how to correct housing conditions that could have potential to harm health. However, please be aware that our role is mainly educational and we do not have authority over private homes including rental properties so we may not be able to make a home owner or landlord fix a problem.

Seven Principles of A Healthy Home

Indoor Air Pollutants and Toxic Materials:

     Biological Pollutants

          Cockroaches, House Dust Mites, Bed Bugs, Mold, Pets

     Chemical Pollutants

          Carbon Monoxide, Environmental Tobacco Smoke or Secondhand Smoke, Pesticides, Ozone, Radon, Volatile Organic Compounds

     Toxic Materials

          Asbestos, Arsenic, Formaldehyde, Lead, Mercury




Lead Poisoning


Macomb County Health Department, Environmental Health division offers the following Services for a healthier Home:Computer and E-Waste RecyclingFluorescent Bulb RecyclingHousehold Hazardous Waste Collection, Lead InvestigationMedication Disposal.

Healthy Homes Maintenance Checklist

Healthy Homes for Everyone. A guide from CDC

Keep Your Children Safe: Read the Label First

Indoor air pollution, room by room 

Health Begins at Home Video