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 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
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
Learn how to improve the health of your community.
Keywords: community health; working together; neighborhood; healthy community; map it; socio-ecologic model; environment
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
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