Healthy Housing

Healthy Housing

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The objective of this book is to encourage administrations to formulate a sound housing policy to solve basic health-related housing problems and to meet WHO's objective of healthful housing for all by the year 2000. The principles of healthy housing have universal applicability, as most countries of the developed world have areas of slum or otherwise insanitary housing. It is hoped that this guide will be used extensively as a reference to basic health requirements for new housing and human settlements and as a guide for assessing the hygienic quality of existing housing. The book would sit well alongside inter-professional and community education programmes.In general terms, double-glazed windows with an air space of 12 mm will halve thermal transmittance and cut overall heat loss of an average house by 10%. ... However, roofs must be adequately ventilated at the eaves to stop condensation.

Title:Healthy Housing
Author:Ray Ranson
Publisher:Taylor & Francis - 2002-11-01


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