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.
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.
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 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 and wireless radiation.
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, sore throat, stomach aches etc. It can progress into more serious problems like liver damage, kidney damage and cancer if the environmental factor is 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.