Medics raise concern over indoor air quality
Indoor air quality is causing a range of childhood health conditions, including asthma, conjunctivitis and eczema, according to a new report from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the Royal College of Physicians.
“More than 3 million families live in poor quality housing in the UK. Most will not have enough money to make improvements and have no option but to make do with damp, under-ventilated environments”, commented Prof Stephen Holgate, special adviser for the Royal College of Physicians.
The report recommends introducing legally binding performance standards for indoor air quality, as well as holding air quality tests before building work is signed off, and compliance checks during occupation.