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Author: Malcolm Romano

DID YOU KNOW 292 schools in NSW were found to have up to 12 times the maximum level of lead in their drinking water (McDougall and Bissett, 2008). Contaminants Water quality problems from tank water may arise from: Micro-organisms from faecal contamination may arise from animal droppings by...

DID YOU KNOW Boiling water does little more than kill bacteria that can’t survive at 100 degrees Celsius and evaporates chlorine gas. It does very little to improve water quality. Water pollutants Chlorine – There are a number of health concerns associated with the use of chlorine...

DID YOU KNOW If you are serious about your health, the first thing you would eliminate in your home is perfume, air fresheners and all products that contain artificial fragrances (parfum). Many are phthalates which are known to affect fertility and increase the risk of breast...

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Plastics have infiltrated every part of our kitchen from building materials to containers and cookware. In 1987, Ana Soto and Carlos Sonnenschein at Tufts University in Boston discovered that a chemical leaching from the plastic test tubes caused a rapid growth in breast cancer cells...

DID YOU KNOW Gas appliances should be serviced annually by a qualified gas fitter to ensure they don’t release toxic gases into the home. Vehicle exhausts emit a concoction of toxic fumes including carbon monoxide (lethal), carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, carbon particles, particulates, ultrafine particles (diesel), dioxins...

DID YOU KNOW Gas appliances should be serviced annually by a qualified gas fitter to ensure they don’t release toxic gases into the home. Wood combustion fire places and stoves release a plethora of noxious agents including carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, cancer causing chemicals (polyaromatic hydrocarbons) as...

DID YOU KNOW Gas appliances should be serviced annually by a qualified gas fitter to ensure they don’t release toxic gases into the home. Warning signs that your gas appliance requires immediate attention are: Yellow / orange flame Excessive condensation in the room where the appliance is...

The timing of your allergies may provide a guide as to what you are allergic to. Spring: tree pollens Summer: grass and weed pollens Late summer or autumn: mould spores Pollens are a common cause of seasonal allergies. Around 10% of flowering plants rely on the...

There are no ‘low allergy breeds’ of dogs or cats as the protein in the dog's saliva and a protein in a cat's sweat glands, and not the fur, that allergy sufferers react to. I could not imagine my childhood without a dog (I grew up...