How much time do we spend in our homes? During the covid pandemic, we spent more than 90% of our waking and sleeping hours at home. Even as we return to a new normal, increases in work from home and seniors aging-in-place will result in us spending more than 80% of our time in and around the house. Home can be a source of security and good health – but for many it is a source of exposure to unhealthy conditions and safety risks.
The Pitt Healthy Home Laboratory is a community laboratory that brings the best science into home settings to maximize health and safety. We do this through the design, development, and evaluation of new and existing technologies, advancing healthy home services and interventions, and creating comprehensive health and environmental assessments to help people live safely and independently at home.