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Housing and Health in Europe
The WHO LARES project

Edited By

David Ormandy

ISBN 9780415477352
Published June 9, 2009 by Routledge
352 Pages

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Book Description

In this cross-disciplinary research David Ormandy and expert contributors explain the nature and development of the World Health Organization's study of housing across Europe. In-depth analysis provides new evidence of links between the health of inhabitants and their housing conditions, with focus on critical topics such as:

  • indoor air pollution
  • the effect of cold homes and dampness
  • noise effects
  • domestic accidents.

With practical examples of survey tools, the attention given to methodological approaches makes this text an important resource for policy professionals as well as housing, planning and public health academics.

Table of Contents

1. Background and Introduction  2. The Cities  3. The Surveys  4. The Results  5. Scores and Conventions  6. Indoor Air Pollution, Asthma and Allergic Diseases  7. Damp, Mould and Health  8. The Effect of Cold Homes on Health  9. Residential Energy Systems  10. Safety and Fear of Crime  11. Housing and Mental Health  12. Building Quality of Life Related Housing Scores  13. Residential Environmental Quality and Quality of Life  14. The Health Relevance of the Immediate Housing Environment  15. Noise Effects and Morbidity  16. Domestic Accidents

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David Ormandy is Professor in the School of Law at the University of Warwick.