Do damp and mould matter?
New book reveals ongoing health & social costs of leaky homes
The long-term social costs of leaky buildings constructed following deregulation of the building industry by the National Government in the early 1990s are not just the result of failures in construction.
This first book on the broad effects of the leaky buildings saga in New Zealand, ‘Do Damp and Mould Matter? Health Impacts of Leaky Homes’ is edited by Philippa Howden-Chapman, Julie Bennett and Rob Siebers from the Public Health Department at the University of Otago, Wellington.
Professor Howden-Chapman says: “This book examines not only the fundamental reasons for the failure of the building industry in the 1990s, but also the long-term health costs of living in damp and mouldy homes, which are a consequence of this industry failure”.
About the book (PDF)