If you agree that more should be done to help reduce the levels of pollutants in our homes and improve our health, then please sign the petition below to help us lobby for change.
European and national government policy has supported energy efficient house building over the past two decades to reduce carbon emissions and whilst this has been positive for the environment, evidence suggests it is having a negative impact on our health.
As we make our homes more airtight to improve energy efficiency, harmful chemicals and pollutants are accumulating to make the air in our homes up to 50 times more polluted than outdoor air. Studies have suggested that this has resulted in an increase in health conditions affecting occupants, such as asthma, heart disease, stroke, lung cancer and various skin conditions.
BEAMA, the UK’s electro-technical industry body, is calling on UK house builders to display a ‘Healthy Home’ mark in all new homes to identify that the dwelling has been fitted with effective continuous mechanical ventilation, which delivers healthy indoor air quality.