Low Life Expectancy in industrial towns

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  • Low life expectancy in industrial towns
    • The housing in the towns was of poor quality and rooms were damp and poorly ventilated
    • Living conditions were cramped, with a house often containing more than one family
    • In the big towns and cities there was less access to fresh food than in rural areas.
    • Sewers often ran into rivers where people got their 'clean' water.
    • The conditions in factories led to ill health, for example, poor ventilation created breathing problems.
    • There were often accidents in the factories machinery.
  • In the big towns and cities there was less access to fresh food than in rural areas.

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