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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

Household Cleaners Can Cause Asthma In Children

By Resources

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

By Resources

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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Canadian Documentary Discovers Health Concerns Related to Wi-Fi in Schools

By Building Biology News

In our work we have found that one of the most recent rapidly growing areas of concern is the proliferation of wi-fi in schools. It is a complicated area as the Rudd government is understandably stating that all Australian children must have access to a computer at school. The easiest and most cost effective way of doing this is through wireless connectivity in the form of wi-fi. This more convenient and cost effective form of wireless internet connectivity is however already being linked to adverse health effects in children. Some of whom can no longer attend school as they have now become electrically sensitive. A condition that can become very debilitating and life limiting.

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Is Mould / Mold In Your Home Making You Sick?

By Building Biology News

When conducting building inspections the most underestimated environmental health hazard is mould. We cannot over stress the importance of ensuring that the building in which you work or live does not have one or more of the following issues:

Little or no ventilation (many openable windows)

Limited natural sunlight (dark indoor environment that requires artificial lighting during the day)

Water ingress issues due to sloping land, leaking roof / water pipes and insufficient water proofing
Many non breathable surfaces due to plastic paints and other synthetic finishes

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WiFi in Schools and EMR Exposure For Kids

By Building Biology News

WiFi in schools and concern for children being persistently exposed to pulsed microwave high frequency electromagnetic radiation

Children being exposed to wireless technology in schools as well as at home, on such a relentlessly ongoing basis is finally being acknowledged by many organisations and through quite literally thousands of studies conducted worldwide. Below are just some references relating to the fact that current obsolete exposure standards that relate to old technology and heating effects on the body only, are simply not sufficient to protect people and in particular children from long term biological effects.

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Autism and Air Pollution: The Link Grows Stronger

By Building Biology News

Ecolibria have been one of the very few companies that place a large emphasis on the testing of ultrafine dust particulates. The ultrafine particles are extremely small and capable of affecting the deepest parts of the lungs. When these ultrafines carry toxic pollutants like vehicle emissions or industry pollutants, the adverse health effects can be far worse.

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Study Links Mould To Childhood Asthma

By Building Biology News

While mould is considered an asthma trigger and risk factor for exacerbating asthma, new research links three mould species to childhood development of asthma, according to a study by University of Cincinnati researchers. Black mould is often referred to as almost a category of mould but it is important to know that when black mould is present in a building it almost always consists of a number of different genera that can cause many health effects including asthma, skin conditions and depression. This article takes a closer look at the link between particular common species of mould and childhood asthma.

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Second Hand Exposure To Mobile Phone Radiation

By Building Biology News

Two Swiss researchers, Damiano Urbinello and Martin Roosli, set out to measure personal mobile phone radiation exposure during car, bus and train trips when one’s own phone was in standby mode. There were some interesting results due to the fact that electromagnetic radiation (EMR) or electromagnetic energy (EME) is more concentrated in metal modes of transport. Furthermore the fact that the mobile phones are constantly on the move means they check in too the nearest mobile phone base station or phone tower more frequently.

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Is Your Home Making You Sick?

By Building Biology News

After interviewing Raphael Siket of Ecolibria and Nicole Bijlsma the following article appeared in G magazines that details how your home could be making you sick. The article discusses potential EMF and wireless radiation concerns as well as indoor air quality and VOC issues.

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