By Melissa Wittig

Is your house fit? may you recognize if it wasn't? This publication is when you are; renovating or construction, a guardian or watching for a child, being affected by bronchial asthma or asthma, improving from an sickness, lively in making a fit way of life. detect the right way to create a stunning domestic on your family members that's sensible, power effective and helps strong future health. discover ideas to minimise your publicity to indoor pollution which have been associated with more than a few health and wellbeing issues, together with bronchial asthma and bronchial asthma, reproductive healthiness, adolescence improvement and cancers. achieve insights to navigate items and judgements in the house that might prevent cash. how one can adapt your place to be more healthy and extra sustainable – a sensible method to dwell for thus many purposes, beginning with the overall healthiness of your loved ones! writer Biography: fit domestic specialist Melissa Wittig is an entire health-focused inside layout and estate expert. She is the founding father of Australia's Healthy...

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This is food we are choosing to eat. If we are eating foods with undisclosed ingredients it seems optimistic to expect that we have detailed labels concerning the materials and finishes we buy to build and furnish our home with. As you stroll through the local hardware store or homewares shop, look at how many products do not contain labels outlining the materials or ingredients used to make them. It is important to remember when choosing products for the home, that many products have the potential to break down or release particles over time that may end up in our household dust.

The Smart Living Handbook shows why books that gather a large amount of information and present it in a user-friendly fashion will always have a place. I congratulate the authors on their achievement. Professor Peter D. Sly Director, Children’s Health and Environment Program, Queensland Children’s Medical Research Institute, The University of Queensland. Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank the many people and organisations that offered their guidance, expertise and encouragement in relation to the content of this book.

It is unlikely that you will find a product completely free from chemicals, however you can make informed choices that will lower your exposure significantly. ‘Flexible polyurethane foam is made in a slab process combining chemicals known as isocyanates and polyols with other chemicals that act as stabilisers, catalysts, surfactants, fire retardants, colourants and blowing agents, each of these chemicals is associated with a host of environmental and health hazards’. (Bader, 2007) Isocyanates are irritants to human tissue such as the eyes and the respiratory tract, and have been associated with inducing asthma among other serious health concerns.

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