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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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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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“Bake Outs,” Ozone and Our Indoor Air

Today, I want to share some information about ozone, VOCs and our indoor air. From here, I will share my stance on “bake outs,” so let’s start at the end to make sure it all makes sense. Volatile Organic Compounds The best example of VOCs is the smell of the cleaning aisle in the supermarket […]

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Air Pollution and Mental Health

Air Pollution I wanted to share with you some research about air pollution and mental health, further to what I shared some weeks ago. Research has found links between air pollution and cardiopulmonary (heart and lung) health. A growing body of evidence indicates that air pollution can implicate in effects on the central nervous system. […]

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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.