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Housing, Health and Well-Being

1st Edition

By Stephen Battersby, Véronique Ezratty, David Ormandy


82 pages

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Hardback: 9781138096981
pub: 2019-10-15
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pub: 2019-10-08
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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 of the Dwelling

4 Research and Evidence

5 Standards and Guidelines

6 Inspections and Assessments

7 Conclusions and Perspectives

About the Authors

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

Véronique Ezratty, MD, is a medical doctor and an environmental health risk assessor at the Service des Etudes Médicales (SEM) of Electricité de France (EDF), Paris, France.

David Ormandy is a visiting academic specialising in housing and health, and is 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