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News Relating To Aspects of Building Biology

Please find below news and articles relating to aspects of Building Biology including electromagnetic fields (EMF), electromagnetic radiation (EMR), toxic chemicals in everyday products, mould and adverse health effects, indoor air quality concerns and phone towers

Germany Warns Citizens to Avoid Using Wi-Fi

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People should avoid using Wi-Fi wherever possible because of the risks it may pose to health, the German government has said. Its surprise ruling, the most damning made by any government on the fast-growing technology, will shake the industry and British ministers, and vindicates the questions that The Independent on Sunday has been raising over the past four months. And Germany’s official radiation protection body also advises its citizens to use landlines instead of mobile phones, and warns of “electrosmog” from a wide range of other everyday products, from baby monitors to electric blankets.

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Press Release – Should we be concerned about phone towers?

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21 February 2008

The following press release was compiled and submitted by Rraphael Siket of ecolibria. It is a short but highly informative piece discussing the current situation relating to potential health problems related to the EMR emitted from phone towers and other wireless transmitters. It encourages you to think about the possible implications of exposing yourself and young menbers of our future generation to ever increasing levels of electricity in the form of WIFI, cordless phones, wireless internet and mobile phone towers, base stations and masts.

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Air Fresheners Unregulated and Potentially Dangerous

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This short article from the United States provides some interesting facts on a study into air fresheners that are utilised in many buildings today. Synthetic chemicals used in air fresheners can have potentially harmful health effects and Building Biologists strongly discourage their use in homes and workplaces.

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Household Cleaners Can Cause Asthma In Children

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27 October 2008

Rates of childhood asthma have increased by 400% since the 1970s, and there is a clear connection between children’s breathing problems and their mothers’ use of household cleaners.

These findings were released earlier this month from the Children Of The 90s project by the University of Bristol, England. The study of 7,019 families, found that children in the 10 per cent of families who used the chemicals most frequently, were twice as likely to suffer wheezing problems than the families where they were used least.

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How Building Biology Principles Affect Indoor Air Quality

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How Building Biology Principles Affect Indoor Air Quality

This article was written by Raphael Siket and published in Green Magazine. It discusses sustainaility and how Building Biology plays a vital role in indoor air quality. Lifestyle decisions we make in the buildings in which we live and work have a profound impact on our health and that of the planet as a whole. This article discusses how simple practical changes can have very postive effects.

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