Housing, Health and Well-Being: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Housing, Health and Well-Being

1st Edition

By Stephen Battersby, Veronique Ezratty, Ormandy David


104 pages

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Hardback: 9781138096981
pub: 2019-10-24
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Housing is a social determinant of health and this book aims to provide a concise source of the theory and evidence on safe and healthy housing to inform students, academics, public and environmental health practitioners, and policy-makers, nationally and internationally.

The book reviews the functions of housing and its relationship with the health and well-being of residents. It examines the implications of failures to satisfy those functions, including the potential impact on individuals, households, and society. It assesses options directed at avoiding, removing or reducing threats and at promoting healthy indoor environments, particularly for the most susceptible and vulnerable members of society. It is essential reading for students, academics and professionals within the areas of Environmental Health, Public Health, Housing, Built Environment, Social Policy, Housing Policy, Health Policy and Law.

Table of Contents

0 Prelims

1 Introduction

2 Aspects of a Dwelling

3 Functions

4 Research and Evidence

5 Standards and Guidelines

6 Assessors and Assessments

7 Conclusions and Perspectives

About the Authors

Dr Stephen Battersby MBE is an Environmental health practitioner, independent consultant and advisor.

Dr Véronique Ezratty MD, is a medical doctor, environmental risk assessor and author.

Professor David Ormandy is a visiting academic specializing in housing and health, and attached to Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, UK.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Services
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Poverty & Homelessness
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disease & Health Issues
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General