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Originating from Germany, Building Biology is a science that provides a holistic examination of the built environment and provides realistic solutions to create buildings that support the mind, body and soul. These hazards include everything from the products we use to air, water and biological contaminants (mould) as well as electromagnetic fields and geopathic stress.
Definition supplied by Bronwyn Bennett
… is a person or company operating in a sustainable manner and offering sustainable products and services for sale, which are also beneficial to the health and wellbeing of individuals and their families.
A Bio-Dynamic accreditation
A term coined by Penelope Jagessar Chaffer as a result of her research for the film Toxic Baby™. “We are only now discovering the importance of the quality of our air, water, food, our lifestyles, our environment. Not using plastic bags or driving an electric car has implications not only for the earth’s environment but also for our own” – our bodies. “ …today let us look within, without ignorance, and work towards not only a less polluted, less exploited world, but a less polluted, less exploited “us”.
Oeko-Tex Standard 100
The Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 is a globally uniform testing and certification system for textile raw materials, intermediate and end products at all stages of production.
Oeko-Tex® Standard 100
Certified Organic products are grown and processed without the use of synthetic chemicals, fertilisers, or GMOs.
For more information…. Please refer to the Organic Federation of Australia. http://www.ofa.org.au/pages/OFA-Achievements.html
PBT – Persistent, bio-accumulative and toxic
During the 1970’s environmental health experts developed this concept of PBT to assess chemicals. If all three properties are exhibited in substances and in wide spread use over decades it is almost certain that health or ecological issues will surface.
Slow Death by Rubber Duck, Rick Smith/Bruce Lowrie, 2009 p89
PFC – Perfluorochemical
The list of PFC’s include Fluorotelomer, PFOA, PFOA, C8, PTFE, Teflon etc. These synthetic chemicals are used to coat pans, furniture, clothing and coated food packaging. Once in the body they take decades to get out. They are toxic in the human body – some of the health effects are stroke, cancer and cholesterol.
RSPO – Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil
Formed in 2004 to promote the growth and use of sustainable palm oil through global standards and engagement.
TAMANU (Calophyllum Inophyllum ) Also known as Nabagura, Dilo, Dolno, Ati, ahiti, Fetau, Funa, Kamani.
The tree is indigenous to South East Asia, but thrive in tropical countries such as Vanuatu. The kernel of the nuts is sundried and then cold pressed to produce a rick dark green oil. Ideally there should be no chemicals or heat used to process the oil.
The oil has a unique ability to penetrate deep into the underlying connective tissue of the skin and promote the growth of new skin, which speeds up wound healing and growth of healthy skin (anti-aging)