A healthy home starts with a home’s location and design. The way the house is built, renovated, and maintained can all contribute to the health of the people who live there, or make them sick. A healthy home environment helps prevent diseases and injuries that result from home hazards. While RiverStone Health does not offer services to directly improve the health and safety of your home, here are some of the many resources available online or in our community.
For more information about bed bugs, see the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Frequently Asked Questions or the RiverStone Health leaflet on bed bugs.
Drinking Water Safety
For more information on safe drinking water, see Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Montana Homeowners Guide to Septic Systems
For information on septic systems, see the A Montana Homeowners Guide to Septic Systems.
Indoor Air Quality
For information on indoor air quality, see the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
RiverStone Health helps enforce Montana’s Clean Indoor Air Act (CIAA) and we implement the Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program in Yellowstone County. This Montana law prohibits smoking in all public places and workplaces throughout the state. We provide smoke-free sign, brochures and other information to businesses to help educate owners and employees about the law. Anyone who witnesses a violation of the CIAA is are encouraged to file a formal complaint.
Injury Prevention in the Home
For information on preventing home accidents, see Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A Landlord’s Responsibilities to Make Repairs
Montana Legal Services Association publishes two helpful leaflets containing information on a Landlords’ Responsibilities to Make Repairs and on How to Ask Your Landlord to Make Repairs to Your Rental.
Lead Poisoning Prevention
You can find information here on health problems linked to lead, advice for homeowners and contractors, a list of Yellowstone County companies providing lead testing, and other information.
For more information getting rid of mold, see the Environmental Protection Agency.
For information on preventing accidental poisoning, see Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In case of poisoning or chemical exposure, dial (800) 222-1222 and speak directly to a poison control specialist. If you are experiencing an emergency, please dial 911