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Dampness in Dwellings: Causes and Effects

Author/EditorOrmandy, David (Author)
Ezratty, Veronique (Author)
Battersby, Stephen (Author)
ISBN: 9780367530396
Pub Date23/05/2022
BindingHardback
Pages40
Dimensions (mm)216(h) * 138(w)
This book provides a definition of dampness in each of its forms, detail the various potential sources, and causes that can result in damage to the building, and damage to the health of the occupiers.
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This book provides a definition of dampness in each of its forms, detail the various potential sources, and causes that can result in damage to the building, and damage to the health of the occupiers. It is both practical, and provide an outline of the possible solutions looking at aspects of building design and construction that can reduce or avoid the risk of dampness. It also discusses why dampness is a risk to the health of occupiers and so justify the need to protect health by reducing or removing it. Co-authored by a medical doctor and environmental health practitioners with combined experience of over fifty years, this book includes:






Explanations and justifications for why dampness is important, and why remedial action must be taken.



Clear definitions of statutory requirements relating to housing and health



Up-to-date information on the causes, effects, and remedies of damp on both the human body and housing environments.

Dampness in Dwellings provides a pivotal resource for active professionals in housing, medical and legal sectors.

This book provides a definition of dampness in each of its forms, detail the various potential sources, and causes that can result in damage to the building, and damage to the health of the occupiers. It is both practical, and provide an outline of the possible solutions looking at aspects of building design and construction that can reduce or avoid the risk of dampness. It also discusses why dampness is a risk to the health of occupiers and so justify the need to protect health by reducing or removing it. Co-authored by a medical doctor and environmental health practitioners with combined experience of over fifty years, this book includes:






Explanations and justifications for why dampness is important, and why remedial action must be taken.



Clear definitions of statutory requirements relating to housing and health



Up-to-date information on the causes, effects, and remedies of damp on both the human body and housing environments.

Dampness in Dwellings provides a pivotal resource for active professionals in housing, medical and legal sectors.

Professor David Ormandy is a public and environmental health advisor, housing and health consultant, researcher, and author based at the School of Law, University of Warwick, UK. Dr Veronique Ezratty MD, is a medical doctor, environmental risk assessor, and author based in the Medical Studies Department of Electricite de France. Dr Stephen Battersby MBE, is an environmental health practitioner, independent consultant, and advisor.

1. Introduction 2. What is Dampness? 3. Sources of Dampness and the Potential Effect on the Structure 4. Health Effects of Dampness 5. Identifying and Remedying the Cause(s) to Protect Health 6. References and Further Reading Annex

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