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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Nature & health. What's the connection?

In our increasingly urban lives, we are all spending too much time indoors and too much time around technology.  It's not a good combination.  Thankfully, getting back in touch with nature is easy enough to do and will reap you many rewards, both in mind and in body.

For a start, getting outdoors and into a natural environment will do wonders for your stress levels, emotions and sense of wellbeing.  But the benefits are much more far reaching and encompass mental function, psychological happiness, physical health and social gains.

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Dirty electricity: it could be in your home, causing you harm

What exactly is dirty electricity?  What potential harm can it cause? How do you know if your home is affected?  In this article we answer these questions and more.  We will help you understand how dirty electricity may negatively affect human health and how you can avoid it.

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Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity

Some countries are taking drastic measures to limit and prevent electromagnetic radiation. But why? Humans are a highly complex electromagnetic systems and as such, we interact with external electromagnetic radiation (EMR).  Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity or EHS is a condition that covers a range of symptoms that appear to be brought on by electronic devices that emit radiation (such as mobile phones and wireless electronics). Learn more about it here and how to minimise your risk.

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Mobile Phone Warnings: What you should know

These days we hear more and more about the link between mobile phones and cancer, but is it really real?  The truth is, we don't absolutely know.  What we do know is that the World Health Organisation has found evidence to link some brain cancers to heavy mobile phone user.  Read more here about that research, the biological pathway that can lead from radiation to cancer, and learn our top 10 tips to reducing your risk.

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Should we ban our children from using mobile phones & tablets?

Is there a connection between mobile phone use and cancer, or not? Right now, the research, along with the experts are divided.  Given our ever increasing reliance on mobile devices along with the World Health Organisation’s latest classification that radiofrequency electromagnetic fields are possibly carcinogenic, perhaps it just makes good sense to keep our children away from this technology.  Quite aside from the potential brain tumour they may (or may not) develop now or in later years, there is certainly a new set of behaviours emerging around technology addiction in our young folk and this alone is very disturbing.

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Baby Monitors: Are you unwittingly putting your baby at risk?

Your newborn baby is the most precious thing to you in the world.  You wouldn’t dream of putting their health or livelihood at stake, would you?  The unfortunate truth is that many parents are, unwittingly, putting their infant at risk of harmful radiation from standard, widely-available baby monitors.

Read on to find out about the dangers of baby monitors as well as the safest alternatives to safeguard your baby and you.

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