Many population groups are particularly at risk from cold temperatures; the risk is widely distributed within the population and includes older people, children and those with chronic illnesses, particularly cardiorespiratory disease. It is those most vulnerable to cold, who also spend the majority of their time indoors at home. Older people may not always perceive cold temperatures because of physiological changes that occur with ageing5 and are therefore less likely to respond appropriately in dangerously cold environments. It is for these reasons that indoor temperature recommendations for homes are considered important to protect and improve health and wellbeing.


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Minimum Home Temperature Thresholds for Health in Winter – A Systematic Literature Review

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