Housing environment and health status of indian households: an overview of literatures

Hariharan R

The present paper examines the housing environment and health status of Indian households. The review analysed the India’s housing environment situation, health impact of cooking fuel used, impact of women’s health, children’s health, awareness of indoor air pollution, water borne diseases, air borne diseases and respiratory illness. However, there is need a wide scope for research to bring a holistic view of housing environment and health status of Indian households. These factors in the household environment may influence health negatively, though lack of access to piped water, and lack of sanitary facilities are often considered key indicators of ill-healthy housing, leading to high disease burdens, in both urban and rural areas. Thus, the present paper suggests the researchers in the field of household environment and health status to bring various researches for safeguarding the health of Indian households.

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