At Building Biology NSW we’re passionate about creating spaces that are in touch with the world around us. We believe that the buildings we live, work and learn in aren’t just roofs over our heads, but environments that form the framework for our physical, mental and spiritual health.
Kelly Abeleven, a Building Biologist (Advanced Diploma), Environmental Health Consultant, certified Water Damage Restoration professional and speaker focuses with clients on optimal wellness principles in the home, schools and workplace.
Kelly is an advocate for children’s environmental health; in the home, schools, public buildings and the health of the planet. Kelly educates people to live in harmony with nature and to provide healthy, liveable, and low impact buildings with reduced EMF exposure, reduced allergens, less chemicals, and improved air and water quality. Kelly inspires her clients towards making lifestyle changes in their homes that significantly improve their health and the health of their family. She encourages the creation of natural and healthy environments that form the framework for our physical, mental and spiritual health. Kelly serves as a committee member of the Australasian Society of Building Biologists (ASBB) and the Indoor Air Quality Association (Australian Chapter).
Perhaps you think this is a first world problem? That many in the world are in need of shelter – but how we build our homes and workplaces now has a significant impact upon the future wellbeing of our planet and the health of future generations.
Glue and resins used to make furniture, curtains, cabinets, paint, varnishes and plastics emit gases called volatile organic compounds that are linked to numerous health effects.
Mould, due to water leaks and spills or high humidity and a lack of ventilation, can cause serious respiratory problems, chronic inflammatory response syndrome, allergies, fatigue, fibromyalgia, migraine headaches, depression and has even caused death in infants.
Electric blankets, mobile phones, cordless phones, dishwashers, and other common consumer appliances can all cause long term exposure to electromagnetic fields. Diseases that could be triggered by electromagnetic fields include cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, eczema, electromagnetic hypersensitivity, infertility, migraine headaches and learning and behavioural disorders.
Synthetic chemicals in toothpaste, shampoo, soap, cream, deodorant, hairspray, etc. all add to the toxic load in our bodies. The use of antibacterials, preservatives etc decreases the biodiversity of microbes on our skin making it too sterile and the immune system overreacts causing allergies.
Toxicity builds up in the body – signs could include headaches, skin rashes, sleeplessness, sore eyes, runny nose, sinusitis, persistent coughs and colds, fatigue, brain fog, sore throat, stomach aches etc. It can progress into more serious problems like liver damage, kidney damage and cancer if the environmental factor/s are not identified and removed.
Booking a consultation with us today could be the first step in your journey to creating a natural and healthy environment to live and work in.