Day thirteen: Fuel poverty and public health

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The rising cost of energy bills means that more people are being affected by fuel poverty, with 11 per cent of households in England being considered 'fuel poor' in 2011. Cold homes are a contributor to excess winter mortality and increase the risk of cardiovascular, respiratory and rheumatoid diseases as well as hypothermia and poorer mental health.

Find out more on the effect of fuel poverty and other public health issues with our report: Improving the public's health

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#41234 Veronica Burke
cook, farmer, social activist
Bread Matters Ltd.

Thank you for creating the advent calendar.Today's clip makes uncomfortable watching - and necessarily so.

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