Australia’s first built environment and environmental health conference (building biology) will be held at Tocal Agricultural College on 28-29 October.
Bringing together 10 international and national experts in environmental health, science, sustainable building & design, emerging technology, hemp farming and building biology, A Green Life or Green Lie? The Bio-Science of Creating Healthy Spaces is the brainchild of environmental educator, Karla Tighe.
The Australian premiere of documentary, Generation Zapped, will take place on the second day of the conference.
Produced and directed by Sabine El Gemayel, the film was made by “a mum on a mission” to expose the truth about the effects of cell phone radiation and wireless technologies on children’s health.
In it world expert on EMR and health, Olle Johansson, Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm Sweden, explains we are today exposed to ‘a quintrillion times’ more radiation than we were 10 years ago.
“That’s a 1 with 18 zeros,” Johansson explains.
The conference will function as a public think tank to examine what has changed in our homes, what new habits we have and how much time we spend indoors.
A recent study by the World Health Organization (WHO), Preventing Disease through Modifiable Environmental Factors,discovered that 23 per cent of worldwide deaths are due to modifiable environmental factors.
The goal of the conference is to highlight environmental contributors to poor health such as asthma, insomnia and headache.
“If we are eating well, exercising, using meditation and other stress reducing strategies why is ill health so prevalent, why is there so much general malaise?” Mrs Tighe said.
“We should be looking closely at the explosion in serious health concerns such as cancer, Alzheimer’s and Autism and ask what could be the cause?”
“Ninety per cent of Australians are unaware that brain cancer kills more children than any other disease.
“It is critical we ask these questions for the sake of our future generations.”
Hemp Crete, a new building material, will be used to build a hemp wall in a workshop led by James Isaacs. Sustainability guru Dick Clark, Director of Hemp Masonry Australia and Building Designers Australia, will lead a workshop where delegates will be able to take home their own hemp home design.
A session on the little publicised NSW rollout of smart meters from December 2017 will be presented by Janobai Smith, Advocacy and Policy Advisor, Stop Smart Meters Australia Inc. These digital transmitting energy meters are due to replace old analogue meters, but are not compulsory and have been and have been fraught with problems in other areas where they have been rolled out.
Explore the overlap between chemical toxicity and chronic fatigue, how to identify radio-frequency transmitting devices, locate and measure emissions and learn tips on how to reduce your exposure to them. What is a VOC and how it affects air quality.
Learn about wiring design for a healthy home, hear about lightbulbs can be wired to transmit a signal that connects to the internet (Li-Fi as opposed to Wi-Fi). Dr Mary Redmayne tackles how safe radiation emissions are day to day and emerging health problems from screen use by the very young, plus important tips for technology use to encourage optimum fertility and baby health for mums and dads to be.
Dick Clarke, Director of Sustainability, Building Designers Australia
Dr Marie Therese Gibson, former Principal of Tangara School for Girls who had to resign due to health issues associated with Wi-Fi installation at the school.
Joachim Hermann, Building Biologist, Buildingbiology Services
Dr Mark Donohoe, Mosman Integrative Medicine
Dr Mary Redmayne, Ph D Environmental Studies, Adjunct Research Fellow, Victoria University of Wellington and Monash University
Dr Craig Watkins, Telecommunications Engineer, Informative Technology Innovations Pty Ltd
Janobai Smith, Advocacy and Policy Advisor, Stop Smart Meters Australia Inc.
James Isaacs, Belubula Homes
Oram Miller BBEC, EMRS, Director of Learning and Development, International Institute for Building Biology & Ecology (IBE)
Bob Doyle, Dungog Hemp Farmers
For more information go to spaceclinic.com.au.
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