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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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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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Health Practitioner’s Role in Mould and Health

Role of the Health Practitioner in Mould and Health With the growing awareness of the impact that mould has on our health, there is quite a lot of activity in many areas of the community. As someone who works in this field, it is exciting to see the burgeoning interest of the health practitioner (medical through […]

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