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Thousands of Lives can be Saved With Warmer British Homes

by Savitha C Muppala on May 14, 2011 at 11:10 PM
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 Thousands of Lives can be Saved With Warmer British Homes

Many thousands of lives can be saved in Britain, simply if homes are made warmer.

Close to 5,500 lives can be saved annually by this effort of improving temperatures in British homes and keeping them warmer.

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Many medical conditions like arthritis and rheumatism worsen in cold homes. Mental health also takes a beating when people are battling cold at their home all the time. A report showed that one out of four adolescents living in a cold house are likely to be victims of mental health problems.

Poorly heated homes negatively impacts children's health, elevating risks of asthma. It can affect their education and emotional health as well

Source: Medindia
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