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Health and Housing

Recent attention to health concerns arising from environmental hazards found in military housing have prompted a number of questions from military families. The Military Health System wants to ensure you have the most current information on these health concerns and what actions you should take.  Below we provide links to the most common concerns, and point you to additional information.  Above all, if you have concerns that are not answered here, please make an appointment with your, or your child’s, health care provider.

 

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Recent Department of Defense Office of the Inspector General inspections of military housing found the presence of mold and lead. (DoD photo)

Additional Resources

CDC Information on Mold

General Information about Mold

Lead Information for Parents

5 Things To Do To Prevent Lead Poisoning

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