One in six Europeans – equivalent to the entire population of Germany – live in a damp or mouldy building, which increases their chances of getting illnesses such as asthma, according to a new study.

Europeans living in an “unhealthy” building – with a leaking roof, walls or foundations – are significantly more likely to report poor health, according to the 2017 edition of the Healthy Homes Barometer, to be unveiled on Wednesday (31 May).

People living in unhealthy buildings are also more likely to suffer from asthma, found the report, which will be officially published on Healthy Buildings Day in the European Parliament.

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