New study links poor housing to poor health in EU

A pan-European study has revealed that damp, moldy, or otherwise defective housing is linked to poor health among EU citizens.

Photo: Velux

Every sixth EU citizen lives in what they themselves define as an "unhealthy" home. This could mean buildings which are too warm in the summer and cold in the winter, which lack daylight, are damp or affected by water damage or other defects. Moisture and mold alone increase the risk of asthma by 40 percent and cost European society EUR 82 million annually in healthcare and lost employment earnings.

This is according to a new investigation carried out by Ecofys, Fraunhofer, and Copenhagen Economics for Velux.

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