Fuel poverty and health

Campbeltown Courier - - NEWS -

FUEL poverty can have a dev­as­tat­ing ef­fect on peo­ple’s phys­i­cal and emo­tional health.

The in­door en­vi­ron­ment is a source of health risk as most peo­ple spend more than 90 per cent of time in­doors. Older peo­ple, young chil­dren and ba­bies are less able to de­tect tem­per­a­ture changes.

18-24°C, the rec­om­mended tem­per­a­ture for a liv­ing room, known as the com­fort zone and has no as­so­ci­ated risk. Be­low 16°C, in­creased risk of res­pi­ra­tory dis­or­ders Be­low 12°C, in­creased blood pres­sure and vis­cos­ity, puts a strain on the car­dio­vas­cu­lar sys­tem Be­low 9°C, af­ter two or more hours, deep body tem­per­a­ture falls, risk of hy­pother­mia

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