‘I’ve had a mum crying in front of me about her mouldy home, we know it’s killing children’ – Manchester GP calls for annual home inspections

A Greater Manchester GP and health leader has called for it to be required by law that homes are inspected annually for mould and damp. The demand comes amid fears that thousands of babies and toddlers are being admitted to hospital in England each year with lung conditions probably linked to damp and mould-ridden homes.

‘We know it’s killing children’, Oldham mayor and GP Dr Zahid Chauhan told the Manchester Evening News. ‘But the country is trying to fix a social problem by prescribing chemicals’, he continued, describing routinely attending to patients suffering with health conditions caused and made worse by living in squalid conditions.

Read more on The Manchester Evening News.