Your home is a very important environment where you and your family may spend much of your time. You may be wondering if your home is making you or your family sick. There are steps you can take to ensure your home is a healthy place to live (PDF). Our Environmental Health staff can provide guidance and education on how to resolve potential health issues that can occur in and around the home. However, please be aware that we have limited or no legal authority over private homes including rental properties so we may not be able to make an owner or landlord fix a problem.