Damp and mould linked to asthma - say Velux
The Danish window makers suggest that people living with damp and mould are 40% more likely to suffer asthmatic attacks.
The treatment of chronic obstructive Pulmonary disease and asthma cost 82 billion Euros in the EU.
Statistics don't give the full picture but clearly living in a dry home is more healthy than a damp one.
We could all save money and be more healthy by reducing the humidity in our homes. The cheapest way to avoid condensation is to have controlled ventilation which will expel damp/stale air. Heating and insulation do not work....
MEPs are at last taking notice of these findings and are to incorporate new air pollution controls into building regulations (October 11).
In the UK we already have air change regulations (F Building Regs) but these only cover new-build. There is not a lot of old housing stock which needs upgrading.