Report warns overheating in homes could cause 10,000 deaths this year unless immediate action is taken

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Overheating could cause 10,000 deaths in the UK unless immediate action is taken according to the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) (Image credit: Getty Images)

As UK temperatures see year-on-year rises there are growing concerns over the lethal impact overheating is causing to homes.

2022 saw UK temperatures soar to above 40°C for the first time, while 2023 was the world’s hottest year on record, prompting a report from the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) that has raised concerns over the UK’s lack of preparedness in its report on ‘Heat resilience and sustainable cooling’.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.