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Hazards

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...

DID YOU KNOW? There has been a paradigm shift in our understanding of how fluoride works, which has validated the use of fluoridated toothpaste to reduce the incidence of tooth decay, and simultaneously abandoned the outdated notion that drinking fluoridated water or taking fluoride pills makes...

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...

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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...

Warning signs that your gas appliance requires immediate attention are: Yellow / orange flame Excessive condensation in the room where the appliance is installed Sooting or staining on or around your appliance Combustion gases such as carbon monoxide, nitrous oxides and sulphur dioxide produced from gas...

DID YOU KNOW Why pay almost 2,000 times more per litre buying bottled water than you would if you bought a good water filter and stored it in a stainless steel or glass bottle. There are several concerns I have about bottled water: Source of water -...

I know very well that many scientists consider dowsing as they do astrology, as a type of ancient superstition. According to my conviction, this is, however, unjustified. The dowsing rod is a simple instrument which shows the reaction of the human nervous system to certain...

Did You Know Most filter jugs do little more than improve the taste and odour of the water and should not be relied upon to remove contaminants. You do get what you pay for! The source of your drinking water will determine the type of contaminants that...

Lead paint is not a health concern providing it is not disturbed, however lead dust generated from minor home repairs can pose a serious health risk to pregnant women and children. Listen to my podcast interview on The Good Doctors on the heavy metal lead. Lead paint...