What is your ultimate goal in life?
For most of us, it is to live a long, healthy life, with our loved ones by our side, in a happy home.
Our homes are a major aspect of how we live our lives and how healthy we are.
That’s why it’s no surprise that our wellbeing can be impacted by invisible contaminants in our living environments.
I call these contaminants ‘silent thieves’, because they steal our health and happiness when they’re not managed. They include mould, electromagnetic radiation, environmental chemicals, poor air quality and poor water quality.
While many people are certainly more conscious about their health and wellbeing today, many still don’t know that these hazards can be found in our homes or overlook the effects they have.
The good news is that there are so many ways you can protect yourself and ensure the health of your loved ones.
One way is to enlist the support of a building biology environmental consultant. This field of work is related to creating healthy environments to help you live a cleaner, more energising life.
A building biology environmental consultant can help you live a low-toxicity lifestyle
One of the most impactful ways to create a healthy home is to maintain a toxic-free environment. If you’re asked to think about what a toxic environment looks like, you may have an idea of a space wrought with industrial level smoke or litter.
In reality, however, a home that looks as good as it gets can still contain toxic chemicals and substances that impact the health of its occupants!
Air quality, for example, can be affected by household chemicals like air fresheners, cleaning agents and insect repellents, among others, as these products contain traces of VOCs; a group of chemicals that emit greenhouse gases into the air.
The poor air quality that is caused by these chemicals can lead to various health issues including respiratory illnesses like asthma.
A qualified building biology environmental consultant can help you reduce the toxicity in your home by assessing air quality and helping you figure out what you can do, including the products you can use, to maintain a healthier space.
Mould is also another factor that can affect the quality of air in your home. Again, with the support of a building biologist, you can learn how to tackle and get rid of it and prevent it completely thereafter.
A building biologist can help you control your exposure to electromagnetic radiation
Exposure to electromagnetic radiation is one of the most overlooked factors when it comes to evaluating the health of your home.
EMF exposure occurs when you are exposed to electromagnetic fields emitted by common households electronic and electrical devices such as your mobile phone, TV and Wi-Fi router.
Exposure to these electromagnetic fields can cause electromagnetic hypersensitivity, which, in turn, can cause health issues like insomnia, stress and anxiety, loss of appetite and skin irritation, among others.
The WHO has even classified EMF as a possible carcinogenic factor, meaning that increased exposure to electromagnetic radiation can increase your risk of cancer.
A building biologist can help you reduce your exposure not only by assessing the levels of electromagnetic radiation in your sanctuary but also by recommending best practices you and your loved ones can follow to limit it.
A building biology environmental consultant helps you create a healthy and happy home
The health of our homes influences how healthy we are as individuals. That is why invisible contaminants in our homes take a heavy toll on our mental and physical health.
It’s not all doom and gloom, though. With the expertise and guidance of a building biologist, conquer these silent thieves to make your home a nourishing and energising space.