Study Finds One Third Of Metro Homes Unhealthy

09.24.09 | FL News Team

Your home may not be so sweet after all.  A new study finds that one of every three homes in a metro area has at least one big problem that could harm your health.  That could be peeling paint or water leaks or even rodents, according to "USA Today."  A non-profit group called the National Center for Healthy Housing used census data for the study.  

The study found that Oakland, San Francisco and New York City had the lowest rankings, while Charlotte, Anaheim and Atlanta had the best ratings.  The worst problem seems to be water damage and the mold it causes.  The mold can make people sick with allergies or asthma.  Some 36-percent of the homes had at least one problem according to 2007 data, the most recent available.