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Hazards

Pests like cockroaches and rodents may trigger asthma, rhinitis and eczema in allergic individuals and will be attracted to homes that are warm, have access to water, food and shelter. In addition, pests can carry disease causing germs, so their presence in a home, warrants...

Reference:  Bijlsma, N. (2018). Healthy Home, Healthy Family. (3rd ed). ACES. Melbourne "A society that does not protect its children doesn't have a future".     Most people don’t realise that the industry doing the harm is also often the one setting the standards and that many...

You can't always see or even smell it, however it affects almost 1 in 3 homes and can have devastating consequences on the lives of those who can't make antibodies against it. I'm talking about MOULD which many are referring to as the next asbestos. So...

Paints consist of four parts: binders, pigments, volatile vehicles and additives. The language of paint can be confusing to the uninitiated. There are many terms that describe essentially the same thing and others are used interchangeably. For example acrylic, vinyl and latex paints are all called...

From cloth and paper (cellulose) in ancient times, to glass, metal and plastics in modern day life, food packaging has undergone profound changes in the past 50 years. We have been provided with ever more lighter materials that make it easier to open, store, reseal,...