Published: 18 November 2014

Authors: ​Environmental Health Indicators New Zealand.

    Read online: Health conditions related to cold and damp houses (2015)

    Cold, damp and mouldy homes impact on our health and our children’s health. Cold homes have been linked to cardiovascular disease and respiratory illness. Indoor dampness and mould have been linked to: asthma respiratory infections rheumatic fever. Across the above health conditions, some children are consistently more affected: infants, Māori and Pacific children, and children living in the most socioeconomically deprived areas.