It is not just childhood health that is affected by poor indoor climate. As you will see in the following pages, we found that unhealthy home environments can result in higher absence from school and work, putting a greater strain on both children, parents and the economy.
It is not just an urban problem either. Children who live in suburban single-family homes were found to be especially at risk of living with leaky roofs, mould, and inadequate temperature.
The Healthy Homes Barometer 2018 puts focus on the fact that Europeans spend about 90 percent of their time indoors2. The growing number of people spending the majority of their time indoors is sometimes referred to as “The Indoor Generation”3. Read on to see how a healthy indoor climate can help our children by giving them the best starting point to live long and healthy lives in our increasingly indoor world.