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Healthy Housing

How to make your home healthier by reducing pests and mold, protect your family from lead and make your home smoke-free.

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A Healthy Home

A Healthy Home

Three Steps to a Healthy Home

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Pests or Mold Bugging You? FREE EVENTS IN REDWOOD CITY! Se habla Español

All are welcome! Increase your awareness and get your questions answered about pest and mold prevention, for a healthier home. Free mobile food truck dinner served. 
May 31, 2024, Fair Oaks Community Center, 2600 Middlefield Rd, 4-6:30pm
June 7, 2024, Fair Oaks Community Center, 2600 Middlefield Rd, 4-6:30pm

Pests need water, food, and shelter to live, just like you. Here’s what you and the property owner can do to get rid of them and prevent them from invading your home.

(650) 207-3115
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Smoke-Free Housing

Drifting smoke in multi-unit housing (such as apartments and condos) is a danger to children and families. While the number of current smokers in our community continues to decrease, many residents are still exposed to secondhand smoke every day. This is why the San Mateo County Tobacco Education Coalition (TEC) educates tenants about what steps they can take if smoke is drifting into their unit. At the same time, TEC works with landlords to educate them about the benefits of developing smoke-free policies for the apartment or condo buildings they own.

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Protect Your Children from Lead Poisoning

Lead is a poison. Lead is harmful even in very small amounts, and it is most dangerous for young children.

The San Mateo County Lead Prevention Program’s mission is to prevent lead exposure for young children. We provide case management support around reducing lead exposure as well as other preventative services that families may need, such as referrals to community resources. Home visits and services are provided by Public Health Nurses and Senior Community Workers.  

Services include:   

  • Home visit to identify triggers and provide education around preventing exposure.  
  • Developing plan with families to address concerns.  
  • Support around scheduling blood level lead tests.  
  • Collaborate with medical providers and Environmental Health Dept. 
2000 Alameda de las Pulgas
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 573-2877