Title: A pan-European housing and health survey: description and evaluation of methods and approaches

Authors: Xavier Bonnefoy, Matthias Braubach, Maggie Davidson, Nathalie Robbel

Addresses: Environment and Health Consultant, Paris, France. ' WHO Regional Office for Europe, European Centre for Environment and Health, Bonn, Germany. ' Building Research Establishment, London, UK. ' WHO Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark

Abstract: Health threats exist in all residential environments. To gain information on potential health threats and hazards in and around the home environment, the Housing and Health programme of the WHO Regional Office for Europe, conducted a pan-European survey during 2002–2003. It is intended to use the results of the analysis of the data collected for proposing to governments of the European Member States priorities and evidence on which they could base their housing strategy and policy orientations. This paper describes and evaluates the chosen methodologies for study preparation and development.

Keywords: survey methodology; health hazards; European survey; residential environments; housing strategy; housing policy; housing conditions.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.2007.014816

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2007 Vol.30 No.3/4, pp.363 - 383

Published online: 10 Aug 2007 *

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