Friday, 22 June 2012

Newsbite: Deidre Wins the Day Against Mouldy Housing

Deidre Lodge has been working tirelessly over the last few years to try to get her local council to take the adverse health effects of allowing people to live in mouldy buildings more seriously. Herself a sufferer of aspergillosis Deidre has worked countless hours supporting local residents and lobbying council officers to look more closely at the problem and at practical ways to improve the situation.

Time after time she was discouraged by comments at meeting that mould was not a serious problem in the home, even when UK government guidelines were put in place that stated that mould in the home should be given the most serious category 1 hazard rating rather than the councils own category 4 hazard rating.

After a full council meeting Thurrock council have now agreed to give this subject some serious attention and has agreed to set up a series of consultation committees.

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