Environmental & Viral Disruptors:
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Healthy home, healthy human
Have you ever considered where your patients live could be making them sick?

Do you ask them how close they live to heavy traffic or if they are near a cell phone tower?

Building biologist Nicole Bijlsma says clinicians need to know more about the proven health hazards lurking in our homes.

"Education for clinicians is not adequate. The most important tool a clinician can use is an environmental exposure history," she says.

Speaking at the 2020 ACNEM Online Conference: Environmental and Viral Disruptors Nicole says it should take 90 minutes to properly asses a patient's exposure.
A link between ill health and hazards in the home

Nicole was formerly a naturopath but fifteen years ago changed her career path to building biology after noticing a strong correlation between her patient's ill health and hazards in the home.

She says its sometimes as simple as asking what their bed head butts up against.

"Any type of appliance, a smart meter, a fridge, if they are drawing currents, they could all be generating high levels of AC magnetic fields," she says.

Presenting Identifying the Built Environmental Causes of Illness: Exposure and Solutions at the ACNEM Online Conference Nicole says doctors need to go through Google maps with their patients and discover exactly what hazards are nearby.

Exposure Zones
"Where you live can dramatically increase your chances of Alzheimer's disease, ADHD, asthma and breast cancer,"Nicole says.

Below she outlines how far away you should live from specific hazards to reduce your chances of illness.
Healthy Home
Nicole says there is strong evidence-based links between asthma, allergies, fatiguing syndromes and auto-immune diseases and hazards in the home.

"Studies have proven the more diverse the household dust is with bacteria the lower the risk of allergies. The worst thing you can do is create a clean home with toxic chemicals and anti-bacterial," Nicole says.

Likewise, she examines the crucial importance of clean safe drinking water free from chemicals.

"Chlorine is a big, big no, you don't want to be ingesting that," she says.

"What's the point in taking a $40 probiotic if you are going to ingest it with chlorinated water which will kill half of it on the way down?"


The most common hazards in the home include:
Watch Nicole's full presentation at the 2020 ACNEM Online Conference and view the evidence-based research behind these hazards and how health practitioners can help their patients.

Learn practical steps to conduct an environmental exposure consultation and learn the early warning signs to give your patients a happy and healthy life.

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