The Effect of Housing Conditions on Health in the Cree Community of Chisasibi

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TitleThe Effect of Housing Conditions on Health in the Cree Community of Chisasibi
Publication TypeResearch
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsHarris-Giraldo R, Soares K, Hebert A
Abstract

There is a link between poor housing conditions and poor health. The literature review found that studies conducted around the world show a strong association between poor housing conditions and poor health. Home dampness and moulds lead to respiratory problems, decreased immunity and headaches. Mites lead to allergies and worsening of asthma. Mycotoxins from fungi have been reported to cause renal (kidney) failure and encephalopathy (brain damage).

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