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Hazards

DID YOU KNOW?  In May 2011, the World Health Organisation classified radiofrequencies used in Wi-Fi, mobile and cordless phones as 'possibly carcinogenic to humans'. Mobile phones have become an integral part of the western way of life. The use of mobile phones has received a lot...

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...

For thousands of years Aboriginals have recognised a phenomenon they call ‘sickness country’ in parts of Kakadu. Ironically this coincided with high concentrations of uranium, thorium and radon in the water and air. Radioactive materials contain unstable atoms that ‘decay’ over time. Unlike electromagnetic fields in...

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...

Download: Wireless Technology - A Danger We Cant Live Without In 2007, the German Parliament recommended that wireless technology should be avoided in the workplace and home and replaced with wired connections where ever possible There is no escape from radiofrequency (RF) radiation, especially wireless networks that...

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...

In 2009, Victoria became the first state in Australia to introduce smart meters. In time, all states will be involved through the National Smart Meter Rollout, though they are being installed in other states if you have a grid connected solar system. Smart meters enable...