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Mouldy homes on First Nations reserves a national crisis, UVic study says – Victoria Times-Colonist

by NationTalk on January 25, 2012428 Views

Mouldy homes on First Nations reserves a national crisis, UVic study says

By Judith Lavoie, timescolonist.com January 24, 2012

Almost half the homes on First Nations reserves in Canada are mouldy and the high levels of toxins are making people sick, University of Victoria researchers say.

The problem amounts to a national crisis, but, despite a patchwork of programs, little has been done to address underlying problems for two decades, their study concludes.

Conditions on many reserves are deplorable and dangerous, UVic medical anthropologist PeterStephenson, who led the study said in an interview Tuesday. “For small children, it’s disgraceful,” he said. “We haven’t seen any action on this for 15 to 20 years and it’s long overdue.”

Read more: http://www.timescolonist.com/business/Mouldy+homes+First+Nations+reserves+national+crisis+UVic+study+says/6046526/story.html#ixzz1kUNnRZxe

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