Story: Child and youth health

Warm homes

Warm homes

Some illnesses are linked to damp and badly ventilated houses. Young Auckland boy Cornellius Omeli (left), pictured in 2010, spent a lot of time in hospital due to asthma, until the family home was insulated. He did not require any hospital treatment after the insulation was installed.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Child and youth health - Socio-economic status, ethnicity and health', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 July 2024)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 29 Nov 2018