Healthy Homes

Keep your home warm and dry to stay healthy during the colder months.

Toi Te Ora Public Health is raising awareness of the importance of keeping homes warm and dry over the colder months to help family and whānau stay healthy.   Homes that are warm, dry, uncrowded and smokefree can help protect people from illnesses such as asthma, respiratory infections and rheumatic fever.

"Achieving this is not always easy with the current housing situation, but we will be providing information on a range of practical things that families can do.  For example, around minimising dampness and improving ventilation," says Dr Jim Miller, Medical Officer of Health.

An advert is running on Facebook and Instagram, and a series of videos titled 'Key tips for a warmer, drier home' are being promoted on Facebook across the Bay of Plenty over the next seven weeks.  Or listen out for the radio ads on Sun FM or Moana FM.

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Last updated: July 27, 2020