Why does NZ have damp and mouldy houses? February 12, 2020
Why does NZ have damp and mouldy houses? February 12, 2020Why does NZ have damp and mouldy houses? February 12, 2020
Following this conversation with Peter Crampton about the Deprivation Index, Lillian wanted to know more about the actual issues in housing and health. She wanted to know whether the old housing stock is to blame, the way we construct our houses or even the typology. She wanted to know what effect damp and mouldy housing actually has on people in their everyday lives. And she wanted to know why this is still a problem. Philippa Howden-Chapman is a professor of public health at the University of Otago in Wellington, she runs a research group He Kainga Oranga on housing and health. Lillian started by asking whether Philippa thought it was good that the damp and mouldy factor had been added to the Deprivation Index.
Image by Nirvana Haldar.