Nearly one quarter of homeowners had some concern about healthy-home problems or risks, according to new research from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.

Recognizing the need for more specific information about Americans’ healthy housing concerns and awareness, JCHS developed three surveys of homeowners, renters, and contractors with the goal of comparing their perceptions and priorities to the current well-established principles of indoor air and environmental quality.

The report was written by Mariel Wolfson, 2012 Meyer fellow, and Elizabeth La Jeunesse, research analyst. They write:

Homeowners cited indoor air quality issues as their leading concern, followed by water quality, harmful materials and chemicals, and indoor environmental quality (such as noise or light pollution).

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