A report by the World Health Organization says that the lack of security in the home cause 7,000 deaths per year are risk factors the moisture, air, cold and safety in bureaux. All this can cause nervous system, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, as well as cancer. More than 100,000 people die every year in Europe by dwell in houses not conditioned properly. So says the report environmental problems in diseases associated with unsafe dwellings of the World Health Organization (who). The document stresses that inadequate housing conditions cause or contribute in addition to developing many diseases and preventable injuries, including respiratory, cardiovascular diseases and nervous system, in addition to cancer.

Home should be a safe place. But for many yet it isn’t, especially for vulnerable people who spends most of the time at home, as young children, older people and people with disabilities, says Zsuzsanna Jakab, regional director of who for Europe. The report notes that dwellings not conditioned properly represent a serious threat to the environment to health which could be prevented. Among the risk factors associated with housing, the document alludes to noise, humidity, indoor air quality, cold and safety in bureaux. Temperatures, gas, ventilation, lack of safety measures in the home as smoke detectors cause 7,000 deaths a year in the region (0.9 per 100,000 inhabitants). Low temperatures in the interior of the House cause 12.8 deaths per 100,000 population per year; exposure to radon gas, between 2 and 3 in certain countries and to third-party smoke, 7.3; and the use of solid fuels as a source of energy without having proper ventilation 16.7 per every 100,000 children and 1.1 for every 100,000 adults. On the other hand, the use of solid fuels without adequate ventilation translates annually in 577 life years potentially lost (YPLL) by every 100,000 juveniles of five years and exposure to lead in the home at 79 YPLL.

According to data from 45 countries, the presence of mold in the home results in the loss of 40 YPLL for every 100,000 children. Healthy and safe environments in Germany, the traffic noise exposure alone causes loss of 31 YPLL per 100,000 inhabitants and in Europe the absence of smoke detectors translates into annual loss of 22 YPLL. According to the report, in much of Europe, passes people close to 90% of their time in buildings and artificial environments, so ensure that enclosed spaces are much more safe and healthy would bring great benefits to public health and help prevent non-communicable diseases. However, in 2009 the homes in the European Union showed still many health risk as noise excessive (22%), humidity (16%), overcrowding (18%), problems to keep warm in winter (9%), and lack of sanitation facilities such as toilets (3%) and bathtubs or showers (3%). Source of the News: more than 100,000 people die every year in Europe by inhabit inadequate dwellings


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