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

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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?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)318-319
Number of pages2
JournalPerspectives in Public Health
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2014

    Research areas

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

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