Safety and the 9 Healthy Living Practices

2. Washing clothes and bedding

2. Washing clothes and bedding

Regular washing of clothes and bedding, helps to remove any bacteria, dirt, fleas, mites and other irritants or infection. Therefore, being able to regularly wash clothes and bedding can help reduce the incidence of infectious diseases, such as diarrhoeal disease, respiratory infections, scabies and other skin infections.

The ability to wash clothes may simply require a water source, a place to wash the clothes and the safe disposal of the wastewater generated. Any laundry design for a house will need to provide the above facilities as well as places to safely store detergents.

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The Housing for Health methodology is based on Safety and the 9 Healthy Living Practices. These Practices link your health and the place where you live, anywhere in the world. The Healthy Living Practices are prioritized on the basis of existing public health knowledge and their likely impact on health.

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