Healthy Environment

Your health is affected by the environment in which you live. Follow these guidelines to avoid exposure to toxins, hazards and conditions that could affect your health.

  • Avoid hazardous materials at home and at work. 
  • Handle foods safely. Cook all meat thoroughly and avoid raw, unpasteurized milk and cheeses to prevent infections with Listeria. Also limit intake of certain fish to prevent mercury exposure.
  • Learn how to manage your money to have financial stability.
  • Collaborate with others to promote a healthy community that is free of violence and supports your needs. 
  • Develop healthy relationships with your partner, family, and friends. 
  • If you could become pregnant, use gloves when handling cat litter and while gardening to prevent the infection Toxoplasmosis.
Available Resources
Learn how to improve the health of your community.
Keywords: community health; working together; neighborhood; healthy community; map it; socio-ecologic model; environment
Learn how to handle foods safely to avoid dangerous infections.
Keywords: food safety; listeria; toxoplasma; toxoplasmosis; mercury; safe food handling; food poisoning; contamination; virus; bacteria; parasite
The South Los Angeles Health Projects/Los Angeles BioMed Women Infants and Children Program composed a postpartum checklist for women to take to their 6-week postpartum visit to help guide the discussion and ensure appropriate questions are answered. This checklist is availabe in English and Spanish.
Keywords: interconception, postpartum, visit, just had a baby, doctor, healthcare
Learn how harmful chemicals and substances in your home and workplace can affect your health.
Keywords: health hazards; home; chemicals; birth defects; workplace job hazards; painting; environment; risks
Learn how to manage your money for financial health.
Keywords: money; wealth; finance; financial impact; socio-economic; financial tips; financial fitness; financial preparedness
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