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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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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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Understanding “VOCs” in Paint: No Smell Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Non-Toxic

by Angela Petruzzi (Livos Australia) No Smell Does Not Necessarily Mean Non-Toxic When it Comes to Paints and Coatings “VOCs” does not mean harmful and “no VOCs” does not mean harmless. The issue is the type of VOCs, not how much VOCs. VOCs stands for volatile organic compounds, and it refers to certain chemical solvents […]

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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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Olle Johansson A Pioneer in EMF and Health Needs Our Support

Prof Olle Johansson Needs Your Help Professor Olle Johansson has been researching the field of EMF (electromagnetic fields) and health for some time. He is a pioneer. His work as been crucially important in understanding the health effects of EMF – above and beyond the thermal effects, which is based on outdated radar technology from […]

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Chemical In Baby Wipes Linked To Rise In Skin Problems

Australian newspaper The Age reported yesterday that an ingredient used as a preservative in baby wipes and other personal care products is being linked to an increase of dermatological conditions. In her article, Bridie Smith quotes Rosemary Nixon, dermatologist from the Skin and Cancer Foundation, who identifies that methylisthiazolinone (MI) was linked to 11.3% of […]

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