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Carbon Monoxide – Beware This Silent Killer

As winter approaches, it is a great time to be having appliances serviced and checked for problems; as well, ensuring that flues are vented to the exterior and that there are no blockages. There are many things to be thinking about, and today, I wanted to share this with you to prevent issues, and potentially […]

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Sick Building Syndrome: Is Your Workplace Healthy?

“Sick Building Syndrome” is a term that has been around for a few decades to explain how and why people are affected by their buildings. As a building biologist, I am frequently assessing the health of buildings (whether they are sick or not) and how they may impact upon the health of the occupants – […]

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Home is the Most Important Place

Home is the most important place. It is our castle.  Home is our safety haven, our sacred space, our island in the midst of the world. For many of us, the world can be a bit full-on. The onslaught of fragrances, noise, wi-fi, people, lights… it can be overwhelming at times. Also, most of these […]

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Indoor Air Contaminants – Discover Which 3 Are Most Commonly Overlooked

Indoor Air Contaminants – Discover Which 3 Are Most Commonly Overlooked DID YOU KNOW: Air is one of our most basic needs, yet our indoor air can be up to 10 times more polluted than the outdoor air. When people think about air pollution, they usually think about traffic-related air pollution. On the whole, this […]

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Condensation: An Enormous Issue In Buildings

Condensation: an Enormous Issue in Buildings Condensation is an enormous issues in buildings, whether they be older buildings with single glazed windows and/or no insulation OR brand new buildings that are built to be energy efficient. “My Building Is New, There is No Mould” So I am told by many people when they call about at […]

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School Kids and Traffic Pollution

Traffic-related Ambient Air Pollution and Children (#TRAPS) The effects of traffic-related pollution on ambient (outdoor) air is well-known throughout the world. The most common term would be “smog.” However, the effects on indoor air quality are far less considered. Research is showing that when traffic-related air pollution spikes, that the ability of children to perform […]

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Diffusers and Mould

Diffusers and Mould Many of the homes I assess have essential oil diffusers. Whilst I love that more people are using essential oils, I have concerns about the essential oil diffusers that harbour mould… and then potentially spread it throughout your home. So, let me share with you ways to avoid mould – and fragrant oils! […]

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