Are our homes making us ill? The impact of energy efficiency on indoor air quality

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Abstract

The World Health Organization estimates that over 100,000 people die every year from conditions resulting from occupational exposure to asbestos. Similar to this, a significant proportion of asthma and related ill health is driven by poor indoor air quality. Stirling Howieson, Senior Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Strathclyde, takes a look at the increasing prevalence of asthma and asks the question, are our homes making us ill?
LanguageEnglish
Pages318-319
Number of pages2
JournalPerspectives in Public Health
Volume134
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2014

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Indoor Air Pollution
Air quality
Energy efficiency
Asthma
Health
Asbestos
Occupational Exposure

Keywords

  • asthma pandemic
  • housing design
  • indoor air quality
  • air tightness
  • asbestos

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