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Dehumidifiers – The Benefits of Using One Regularly

Let’s first explore humidity – to set the scene and give context to the rest of this post. What is Humidity? Humidity is the amount of water vapour in the air. It is important to know and understand this, particularly if you have any water damage or you live in a humid environment. Humidity is commonly […]

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Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action

Preventing Lead Poisoning is Essential This last week of October recognises the risk of lead poisoning in our lives – this is international Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action. Lead was the cause of the downfall of the Roman empire and it has been recognised as the cause of German composer Ludwig van Beethoven health […]

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VOC and The Health of the Individual

by Angela Petruzzi VOC is a complex issue and often misunderstood, in short VOC does not mean harmful and no VOC does not mean harmless. One should interpret various aspects of the information to make a truly informed decision. LIVOS and Its Stance in Relation to VOC and The Health of the Individual This document is […]

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Hawthorn University Holistic Detoxification Presentation

Hawthorn University: Holistic Detoxification I was thrilled to receive an invitation from Hawthorn University to present a webinar. I have watched many of their webinars, which are available for free and are presented by highly respected people, so as you can imagine, getting an invitation from them was such an honour. The topic which I […]

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Water Damage Sources and More Information

Water damage can create massive issues for our homes and our health. Sources of Water Damage Water damage can occur as a result of many factors, here are some to consider: EXTERNAL flooding storm damage rising damp INTERNAL condensation overflowing gutters structural damage eg holes in the roof, gaps between windows and walls, and so […]

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Understanding “VOCs” in Paint: No Smell Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Non-Toxic

by Angela Petruzzi (Livos Australia) No Smell Does Not Necessarily Mean Non-Toxic When it Comes to Paints and Coatings “VOCs” does not mean harmful and “no VOCs” does not mean harmless. The issue is the type of VOCs, not how much VOCs. VOCs stands for volatile organic compounds, and it refers to certain chemical solvents […]

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Lead Reducing Your Exposure

Lead tends to be ubiquitous… Lead tends to be all around us – thanks to the lack of knowledge and understanding about its health effects. Sources of lead contamination include: lead paint windows with leadlighting petrol/fuel smelting fertilisers slag from industry used as soil or landfill dust in ceilings and wall cavities solder on water […]

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Indoor Air Pollution and Health

Indoor Air Pollution and Health Health effects from indoor air pollutants may be experienced soon after exposure or, possibly, years later. Immediate effects Immediate effects may show up after a single exposure or repeated exposures. These include irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue. Such immediate effects are usually short-term and […]

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Author of all content is Lucinda Curran, unless otherwise indicated.