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Hazards

DID YOU KNOW Never sleep within 2 metres of the meter box as it emits a high magnetic field which at best may only cause morning fatigue, at worse it may lead to chronic insomnia, electrical hypersensitivity or an increased risk of cancer. If you are confused...

Humans are 90% bacteria and there are more bacteria in our bodies than there are cells (over 100 trillion of them). Faecal transplants have been shown to temporarily reverse learning disorders and Parkinson's disease in animal studies. As a society we need to get out of...

DID YOU KNOW Digital (DECT) baby monitors are of particular concern because of their close proximity to the baby and the fact that they use the same frequency as mobile and cordless phones! Baby monitors warrant special mentioning in light of their close proximity to the baby....

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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]DID YOU KNOW Infant carriers, car seats, pillows, strollers and some portable cribs were found to have high levels of toxic flame retardants (Friends of the Earth, 2008). Painting, glues, sealants, particle board and other solvents are the major cause...

Contrary to popular belief, the mites themselves are not generally the problem; it’s a protein known as Der P1 in their faeces that people are allergic to. House dust mites (HDM) are the most common cause of asthma and allergies worldwide with up to 20% of...

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...

DID YOU KNOW? Australian standards for wireless technologies are not health based standards and the radiation permitted from our cell phone network is thousands of times higher than what is allowed in India and many Asian countries. The mobile phone network consists of a system of zones...

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...