SICK BUILDING SYNDROME
Is environmental illness a modern life epidemic?
Where has the quality of life gone?
Living on an alien planet?
Who is really well?
Are sensitivities an early warning system?
The body's immune system
Symptomatic, masked and synergistic effects
Is ridicule of the effects from chemical exposure
Has our environment become a health hazard?
Which parts of the body are affected by chemicals?
Ecological model of behaviour
Allergy or sensitivity?
Toxic or sensitivity response?
Addiction pyramid of Dr. Randolph
Clinical ecology or political economy - who benefits?
Scientific proof method
Legal aspects of chemical pollution
Health draft charter for workers and communities
exposed to pollution
Economic interest of the petrochemical industry
and medical profession
Is our life out of balance?
Building materials and cancer
What causes human cells to change?
Living cells and toxins
Chemicals and human threshold levels
Are toxic chemicals human carcinogens?
From mineral fibre to organic fibre
Environmental pollution and cancer
Magnetic distortion and vibrational medicine
From stress to depression
From depression to spiritual growth
Indoor air pollution - unavoidable product
of modern technology?
A third skin building has a breathing membrane
Outgassing chemicals - formaldehyde pollution
in particle board
Baking out a building will accelerate the
outgassing of chemicals
Natural air exchange rate should be at least
once per hour
Energy conservation versus breathing
Mechanical air conditioning versus natural
Contamination from air convection heating
and cooling systems
Common features of sick buildings
Heat recovery ventilators
Indoor plants as pollution fighters
Are synthetic perfume deodorisers
Essential oils - air purification
Positive ions and negative ions
Electro climate in home and offices
Geopathic stress and geomagnetic distortions
Radon gas and gamma radiation from earth
Cosmic and environmental radiation
High frequency pollution
Why live an unhealthy lifestyle in a healthy house?
Biological insecticides and pest repellants
Plastics and Polyvinylchloride (PVC)
Organo-chlorine - a toxic time bomb
House dust-mites, mould, mildew, hair and dander
Are pesticides toxic solutions and an expensive
Inerts - the secret hazards of pesticides
Cigarette smoke - toxic consumer product and
AND HEALTHY OFFICE
Change of attitude - change of life style -
change of environment
The spiritual aspect of air and indoor air pollution
Healthy shelter - a basic human right
Choose a healthy building site
Choose a designer/architect familiar with
Sustainable circulation of natural elements
with the built environment
Choose a builder and supplier familiar
with ecological building
Choose a budget and lifestyle to meet
Refurbishing - create a healthy sanctuary in
your polluted home
Environmental illness support groups
Home, office and site inspections and
environmental audits and reports
Annex 1: Symptoms checklist to identify
Annex 2: Pollutants - BBE Summary
Annex 3: Measuring instrumentation for
Annex 4: Environmental inspection
Annex 5: Common indoor toxins and their
damaging health effects
Annex 6: Recipes for natural cleaners
Annex 7: Recipes for biological insecticides
Annex 8: Health effects of chemical inerts
Annex 9: BBE - services information sheet
Annex 10: BBE - correspondence course
Annex 11: Glossary and definitions
Annex 12: Recommended literature
Annex 13: Australian Chemical Trauma Alliance (ACTA)