Friends of Earth Say Lack of Global Warming Kills 25,400 Yearly In UK
Thousands of lives could be saved every year if British homes were made warmer, a report suggests.
Around 5,500 more deaths occur in the coldest quarter of houses every year than would happen if those houses were warm.
In 2009-10, there were an estimated 25,400 excess winter deaths, of which 21.5% can be attributed to the coldest quarter of housing.
The report, commissioned by Friends of the Earth, said living in a cold home worsens conditions such as arthritis and rheumatism.
More than one in four adolescents living in a cold house are at risk of mental health problems
Of course if it is warm outside it is warm in the house.....