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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

14 Die of Cancer Living Next to Phone Mast

By Building Biology News

Fourteen people living within a mile of a mobile phone mast in the UK that emits one of the highest levels of radiation in the country have died of cancer. This article discusses how electromagnetic radiation well within government standards ( that do not consider biological effects of HF radiation but thermal effects only ) may have caused 14 people living in close proximity to the tower to die of cancer.

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NEW Urgent Warning to All Cell Phone Users

By Building Biology News

Dr. Devra Davis: This article and talk delivered by Dr. Devra Davis reveals some of the most compelling evidence yet in relation to the biological effects on the human body that High Frequency ( HF ) electromagnetic radiation ( EMR ) emitted from mobile phones and other wireless devices can have. Explanations on the flaws in studies that claim that there is no link between electromagnetic radiation and human health are discussed in the video. Dr. Davis has reported that the erratic nature of the signal related to pulsed electromagnetic radiation (cordless phones, mobile phones, wireless internet modems and routers, laptop computers that consistently emit HF radiation as long as Bluetooth and wireless functions are enabled, Wii and X Box consoles with wireless remote controls ) disrupts resonance and interferes with DNA repair. If it does not damage or break DNA it seems it may interfere with DNA repair which in turn has serious health implications.

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Household Mould During Infancy May Trigger Asthma

By Building Biology News

Exposure to mould in infancy greatly increases the risk of your child developing asthma. This is according to a recent study in which 7 years of data was collected from 176 children since infancy.

Black mould that is often not taken very seriously in a home can have potentially harmful health effects and implications for the ocuupants of the house, particularly if the occupants are infants or very young children.

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Green Business – Green Home – Green Living

By Building Biology News

When attempting to go green the simplest and most cost effective place to start is with consumables like recycled toilet paper, green cleaning methods and green cleaning products. “As a green company helping others in going green it is always surprising to the individuals and the businesses when shown how cheap and simple it is to make changes that have extraordinary benefits for the environment” Raphael Siket – ecolibria.

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Exposure to Paint

By Building Biology News

Four of five case-control studies found significant increases in childhood leukaemia associated with maternal exposure before or during pregnancy, although findings were inconsistent for lymphatic and haematopoietic cancers in the painters themselves. (WHO December 2007)

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Mercury

By Building Biology News

Mercury is the most toxic pollutant after radioactive substances on the EPA’s list of industrial pollutants and there is enough mercury in a single fluorescent light bulb to contaminate 7,000 gallons of fresh water. In Australia only 1% of fluorescent bulbs are recycled and the mercury from these bulbs is refined and used as amalgam fillings in the dentist industry.

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Health Risks Associated With Conventional Paints

By Resources

14 February 2008

The following press release explains the problems associated with conventional paints and how there are healthier and greener natural paint solutions. Non – toxic paint that emits natural plant and mineral volatile organic compounds are readily available and more painters are making the switch as concerns grow about long term health effects for those involved in the painting industry.

Low VOC does not necessarily mean that the paint is a healthy option.

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Vehicle Emissions Linked to Indoor Air Quality

By Building Biology News

It is important to understand that by reducing outdoor air pollution we will in turn reduce indoor air pollution resulting in better indoor air quality and better health. In offices around Australia polluted outdoor air is what is drawn in by air-conditioning units supplying air to the indoor environment. Air-conditioning units are not air filters and only contain a filter that will prevent large particles from damaging the equipment. Indoor air quality monitoring conducted by Ecolibria in city offices and those in close proximity to busy roads has revealed elevated levels of carbon monoxide ( CO ), ultrafine particulate matter and hydrocarbons.

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Increased Incidents of Mould in our Homes and Businesses Results in Increased Adverse Health Effects

By Building Biology News

Mould causes various health effects such as eye, nose and throat irritation / inflammation, wheezing, nasal congestion, sneezing, sinusitis, asthma, recurring colds, headaches, coughing and sore throat, fatigue not eradicated by rest, Candida, rashes and various skin conditions. If the mould problem is not rectified the health problems will escalate and have the potential to cause long term health effects. With prolonged toxic mould exposure the endocrine and nervous system can be affected and this can lead to symptoms such as dizziness, mood changes and memory loss. The main concern is breathing in toxic mould spores as this can seriously compromise the body’s immune system. This is particularly the case of those with chronic illnesses, the elderly, infants and those with existing respiratory ailments such as asthma. In some cases toxic mould exposure has been fatal to humans and animals.

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