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Top 10 health hazards in UK homes

Top 10 health hazards in the United Kingdom (UK).

In 2011, 3.4 million homes – a full 15% of the English stock of 22 million homes – were found to have at least one Category 1 risk, with 'falls on stairs' and 'cold homes' being almost tied for occurring most frequently. Each accounted for about 40% of the Category 1 risks recorded. Moreover, both occurred more than twice as often as the third-highest risk (falls on the level), and more than 10 times more often than the 10th-ranked risk (getting trapped or having some kind of 'collision' in a home). Continue reading.