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Little did I know what was in store in January 1973, when I walked into OEC’s SW Water Street office. Judie (Neilson) Hansen was efficiently managing in a small area full of mis-matched furniture. I explained that Oregon Environmental Council sounded like a good place to volunteer because “environmental” was part of its name. I went away from that first encounter with a copy of Senate Bill 100, which I read that night in a toy-cluttered NE Portland living room after my preschoolers were tucked in.
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Eco-Healthy Home Challenge

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The way you maintain your home can make a big difference to your family’s health. Get our room-by-room checklist to give your home an eco-healthy checkup, and use our guide to learn about changes you can make to improve your home environment.

The way you maintain your home can make a big difference to your family’s health.

EcoHealthyHome Checkup


Pollutants commonly found in households can trigger asthma, allergies, chronic disease and other negative health effects.


This booklet provides guidance on how to protect your family’s health by adopting “eco-healthy” practices in your yard, garden and any room in your house.


First, use our room-by-room checklist to give your home an eco-healthy checkup. Second, use our eco-healthy home guide to learn about:


Third, set goals that you can achieve! Every change you make to promote a healthy home is a good one; and every change that endures will benefit your family’s health.

Reach for the stars!

When you commit to going the extra mile for a healthy home, OEC will reward you with a token of appreciation—and a way to let all visitors to your home know that you’re creating an eco-healthy space. Accept the challenge!

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