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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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Pests – Managing Them In The Garden, Chemical-Free

Pests: What are They? When you really stop and think about it, pests are critters in the wrong place at the wrong time. They are important parts of nature and they do play a role however, we don’t always want them in our gardens. I have lost countless seedlings and a lot of fruit crops […]

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Lyn McLean – An Interview

Lyn McLean I first met Lyn McLean when I was reaching out to find speakers for the 2015 Environmental Sensitivities Symposium. I had read her book, The Force and was impressed with her knowledge and expression, and just knew she would contribute something amazing to the Symposium. When we first talked, I was taken with her […]

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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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Ten Toxic Truths

Ten Toxic Truths Toxic Truths about Chronic Disease. Lifestyle-related chronic disease is widely recognised as being one of the top underlying causes for death. Epidemics and pandemics fuelled by high intake of sugar, fat, salt, alcohol, tobacco and lack of physical exercise, along with the involuntary exposure to the cocktail of industrial chemicals. The latter […]

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Avoiding Sick Building Syndrome in the Workplace

Avoiding Sick Building Syndrome in the Workplace Focus on Indoor Air Quality When it comes to air pollution, we tend to think about it in terms of the outdoors. We worry about factories’ smokestacks, traffic jams and other factors that pump pollutants into the air.   Yet air pollution isn’t just an outdoor problem.   […]

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How is Your Wi-Fi Router Like Your Oven?

Wi-Fi – we are surrounded by wi-fi all the time. But there is something that you can do that can significantly minimise your exposure… and it is free! Why would you want to? There are risks associated with using this technology. This is “radiofrequency EMF” and has been classified by the International Agency for Research on […]

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Asbestos Awareness – It Could Save Lives

Shedding Light on the Dangers of Asbestos During the first week of April, many people across the globe come together to help raise awareness on a mineral that has been scientifically proven to cause cancer and other serious illnesses. Global Asbestos Awareness Week is a time where topics such as prevention, the health risks of […]

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Electric Fields – the Importance of Measuring Them

Electric Fields – VITAL to measure Electric fields are an important part of an EMF audit. In an nutshell, extremely low frequency (ELF) AC electric fields are present where there is any household wiring or any appliances plugged in. They exist where there is a potential. You can read more about the science behind ELF AC electric […]

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