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Children in unhealthy homes

New research suggests that over 11 million children across Europe are currently living in ‘unhealthy’ homes.

These ‘unhealthy’ homes include children living in properties with leaky roofs, damp walls or rot/mould in window frames or floors.

The Healthy Homes Barometer 2019 report looked into children across Europe, their living conditions, and the effects that poor housing can have on their health.

One of the main health issues caused by poor housing conditions is asthma, with the likelihood of developing asthma being 40% higher in children who live in ‘unhealthy’ homes. Indoor exposure to damp and mould has been linked to causing 10-15% of new childhood asthma cases in Europe.

Household income also has a major part to play in unhealthy homes, with those in the lowest fifth of earnings are 25% more likely to live in homes with deficiencies such as a leaky roof or inadequate heating.

How Tempus can help

Designed in Partnership, Tempus integrates professional expertise in damp and mould from Cornerstone; with the technology capabilities and IoT pedigree of Pinacl.

Tempus is designed around scientific factors which cause damp and mould within a property and factors that can cause these issues. Occupational activity and effective ventilation are key contributors in relation to mould development, but also how exterior construction, external weather conditions and property orientation, can all have an influence on internal conditions.

Tempus records and processes all these factors that can cause mould to produce detailed analysis and automatic alerts pertinent to each individual property – combined with a powerful knowledge base providing possible causes and actions to intervene pro-actively.

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