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What is Building Biology

What is Building Biology

“Building Biology is the evaluation and control of health hazards in the built environment. This involves assessing the home for allergens, toxicants in air and water, electromagnetic fields and biotoxins unique to a water-damaged building, and providing strategies to address exposure and/or source control and abatement”. Nicole Bijlsma

WHAT DOES A BUILDING BIOLOGIST DO?

A Building Biologist is frequently employed to conduct electromagnetic field testing; assess the built environment for moisture and mould; conduct sampling for allergens, chemicals and particulates; provide advice on building healthy homes; provide recommendations on water filters; conduct pre-inspection audits; provide advice on healthy personal care and cleaning products; and identify and address geopathic stress. For more information Find a building biologist.

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WHERE CAN I LEARN TO BECOME A BUILDING BIOLOGIST?

The Advanced Diploma of Building Biology (10194NAT) is a nationally accredited course conducted through the Australian College of Environmental Studies. The course consists of 11 subjects: 7 online and 4 on campus subjects held over 2 weeks in order to cover the practical and field training involved in mould, air sampling and electromagnetic field testing. The comprehensive manuals, videos of the lectures and access to a trainer enables you to learn the material in your own time, at your own pace.  For more detail click here.

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