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Unhealthy Housing
Research, remedies and reform

ISBN 9780415511711
Published November 16, 2011 by Taylor & Francis
480 Pages

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Book Description

Unhealthy Housing presents an analysis of the research into the health implications of housing and the significance for legal regulation of housing conditions. Key experts present short papers, together with an overview to give an evaluation of the significance of housing on the health of occupiers.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Parameters of health and housing research. Understanding the problems of health and housing research - David Mant. Using published data to assess health risks -Colin Thunhurst. Housing and the health of the community - David Byrne and Jane Keithley. The identification and evaluation of hazards. Damp and mouldy housing: a holistic approach - Sonja Hunt. Dampness, mould growth and respiratory disease in children - Peter Strachan. Cold- and heat-related illnesses in the indoor environment - K J Collins. Cold, comdensation and housing poverty - Thomas A Markus. Mental health and high-rise housing - Hugh Freeman. Women, crowding and mental health - Jonathan Gabe and Paul Williams. Crowding and mortality in London boroughs - John M Kellett. Accidents at home: the modern edpidemic - Ray Ransom. The effects on human health of pest infestation in houses - Michael Howard. Ill-health and homelessness: the effects of living in bed-and-breakfast accommodation - Jean Conway . Remedies and reforms. Fundamentals of healthful housing: their application in the 21st century - Eric W Mood. An ecological blueprint for health housing - Roderick J Lawrence. The environmental assessment of new houses - Gary J Raw and Josephine J Prior. Prospects for affordable warmth - Brenda Boardman. The legal environment of housing conditions - Roger Burridge and David Ormandy. Cities 2000 projects: goldfish bowl - Geoff Green. Index.

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'The specific scientific findings on the various problems will make Unhealthy Housing useful for campaigners to consult, while the insight it provides into the complex relationship between the physical, social and organisational aspects of housing is valuable for all those involved in refurbishment of in planning new houses.' - The Architects' Journal

'...a wealth of information ...deserves attention by all students and practitioners ...' - M J Fisk