The World Health Organization (WHO) has shown that remedial action works. Research demonstrates that people living in well-insulated accommodation are less likely to visit their doctor or be admitted to hospital respiratory conditions than those living in damp homes.
HEAL and WHO have developed an information brochure, in English and Russian, for citizens to help prevent and reduce the exposure to dampness and mould, and to remove potential mould once it occurs. Whilst the brochure is in English, further references and user guides on actions against dampness and mould are available in several languages.
To add to this, we also compiled a directory of national agencies to help individuals find out more about indoor air quality and its impact on health.
The directory was produced by HEAL based on a grant by the WHO European Centre for Environment and Health.