Healthy Home, Healthy Family is a best selling book that has sold over 7,000 copies and attracted over thirty television interviews. It is a compilation of fifteen years of research. Within its pages you will discover how your home can affect your family’s health and, most importantly, what you can do about it. In the past thirty years life threatening allergic reactions have increased fourfold, autism now affects 1 in 3 (aged between 5 and 15), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder affects 7% of children, 25% of the population are diagnosed with allergies, breast cancer has almost tripled, the age of puberty is declining, sperm count has dropped by 50%. Could these conditions be linked to allergens like mould, chemicals and electromagnetic fields in our homes? Absolutely!
Our home is our castle and, for most of us, it is the biggest financial investment we will ever make. Despite the fact that we spend over 90% of our time in buildings, few people, health practitioners or even general practitioners have a good understanding of the hazards that lurk inside a home. When you consider that we live in a society that assumes consumer goods are safe until proven otherwise, where dividends are more important than the ethics to do what is right for the environment and human health, we can no longer make assumptions about the safety of products we bring into the home. This website book Healthy Home, Healthy Family was developed to educate you about the health hazards in the built environment.
Is your house making you sick?
In the past thirty years, new cancer diagnoses almost tripled, hospital admissions for life-threatening allergic reactions have increased four-fold, breast cancer has doubled, male sperm count has halved, the age of puberty is declining, and learning and behavioural disorders in children have skyrocketed. Could these conditions be linked to our homes? YES!
This bestselling book is now in its 3rd edition has sold 10,000 copies in Australia alone. It is a compilation of fifteen years of research. Within its pages you will discover how your home can affect your family’s health and, most importantly, what you can do about it.
About the Author
Healthy Home Expert, Nicole Bijlsma is a building biologist, bestselling author, PhD candidate and CEO of the Australian College of Environmental Studies (RTO 21740) which she established in 1999 to educate people about the health hazards in the built environment. Nicole is a former naturopath and acupuncturist, has lectured at tertiary institutions for 30 years, has published in peer reviewed journals, has written extensively for Body+Soul newspaper (Herald Sun), is regularly consulted by the media to discuss mould, electromagnetic fields and toxic chemicals, and lectures in Australia and abroad about environmental health issues.
Nicole has conducted almost 30 interviews on every major television network (Sunrise, TODAY show, 7PM Project, Channel 7 news, The Circle etc) in addition to numerous radio interviews (ABC etc). For more details about her media profile, click HERE. Nicole and her husband Mark manufacture the Abode cleaning product and Its Your Body personal care range which was developed for people with skin and chemical sensitivities.