Excess winter deaths linked to temperatures in cold homes

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 24 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1207
  1. Annabel Ferriman
  1. BMJ

    The lives of several thousand people in the United Kingdom each year could probably be saved by improvements in the insulation and heating of their homes, a new study by researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has suggested.

    Paul Wilkinson, senior lecturer in environmental epidemiology in the school's department of public health and policy, said that improving the energy efficiency of the country's housing stock has the potential to achieve “significant public health benefits, including reduction in winter …

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