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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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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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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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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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Mould Water Damage and Health

Mould, Water Damage and Health Mould spores are everywhere. They are a vital part of life on earth as they play the important role of breaking things down. However, like most “pests,” within our homes, they can wreak havoc, in two ways. Before examining these, the following are important points to note. Mould Doesn’t Have […]

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Building Biology – Explained

Many people know about “Sick Building Syndrome” – where there is something about their building that makes them sick. However, in Australia in particular, far less people really understand what “Building Biology” is. Nicole Groch from LivingSafe.com.au interviewed me about this recently. Here is a snippet of it: You may have heard of someone using […]

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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.