The three housing problems that most affect your health

07/08/19The three housing problems that most affect your health

Poor energy efficiency in existing homes and rapidly rising fuel costs make it unaffordable for low income households to adequately heat their homes. Even after significant improvement to the energy performance of the UK's housing stock, there were 4.5m households in the UK in fuel poverty in 2011.
A cold home is bad for your health and increases the risks of cardiovascular, respiratory and rheumatoid diseases as well as the worsening mental health. Cold homes are a significant contributor to the level of excess winter deaths in the UK every year. In 2009-10, there were an estimated 25,400 excess winter deaths, over 21% are attributable to the coldest quarter of homes.

Full Story: The Guardian

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