The health of our buildings as well as their decay is primarily connected to water
The aim of the UKCMB is the development of a moisture-safe built environment in the UK.
Many substantial building problems (including health problems) are caused by excessive or insufficient moisture. And yet we have very little research in the UK on moisture in buildings, a lack of good guidance, and minimal public and industry understanding. The UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings has been set up to address these issues.
The UKCMB survey report on moisture in buildings by Adrian Leaman and the late Neil May is out now: https://ukcmb.org/2020/05/22/uk-moisture-in-buildings-survey/ Thanks to Adrian and to all the UKCMB members who countributed.
‘The mould in the bedroom also made it difficult for him to self-isolate, as it was making his coughing worse.‘ We can’t underestimate the impact of housing provision and quality on health. https://www.newstatesman.com/spotlight/healthcare/2020/03/coronavirus-homeless-rough-sleepers-shelters
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