Insomnia: how a building biologist can help you get a better sleep

Are you or someone in your family suffering from sleep troubles? Apparently you're not alone - up to 45% of Australian adults sleep poorly most nights.  We're in the grip of an epidemic!

Here's an overview of some things that we building biologists would investigate in and around a home, that may contribute to poor sleep.

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Love pets but have allergies?

Household pets make excellent companions and make us feel happier (yes, there's research to prove it!). But, if you’re one of those people who sneeze merely at the thought of an animal, then keeping pets may be difficult for you.  Here we explore some ideas on how you can reduce the amount of pet allergens in your home.

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Mould. Should you really worry about it?

You needn't be too concerned about a bit of bathroom tile mould. But toxic mould spreading insidiously through your home? Yes. In this article we explore the health concerns associated with mould, real-life stories from survivors of mould and mould illness, how to prevent mould and where to go for help if you do have a mould problem in your home.

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Household air quality: are you breathing toxic air?

Chances are, you're breathing in toxic air in your indoor environment.  Even in your own home.  People now spend around 90% of their time indoors and research has shown that exposure to indoor air pollutants is one hundred times higher than exposure to air pollutants outdoors. Thankfully there are things you can do about it.  Here we will give you 6 key pointers to help you radically improve the air quality inside your home.

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Rising Damp: what are the dangers?

Did you know that water penetration and dampness is the number one problem faced by the construction industry in Australia?  And further, that a staggering 4% of homes in Australia are affected by rising damp?  Here we outline what rising damp is and the dangers involved, how to prevent it and the various treatment options including a new, non-toxic and non-invasive solution.

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