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The college was established in 1999 to educate the public about the health hazards in the built environment. Back then the evidence was already well established that allergens like house dust mites, pollens and air pollutants from industry could affect human health. Since then, there has been a flood of studies that have raised concerns about exposures to mould, chemicals in air, water and food, wireless technologies and other forms of electromagnetic fields that have driven a sharp increase in the demand for building biologists. Read More

 


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What is Building Biology?

Wellbeing Magazine May 2016

You may not see or smell them, but the effects of environmental pollutants in a home can have devastating consequences on the health of the occupants. “Today, I put on my detective’s hat and interview the sick and pale-looking family before conducting a thorough inspection of the site. Beneath the master bedroom is a row of meter panels that service the multistorey apartment building, which may explain the insomnia the couple have experienced since moving there. The daughter’s room has visible mould above the skirting board near the bedside table, which I later confirm to be rising damp from a recent plumbing leak, and her carpets are stained with pet urine thanks to a previous tenant who had five indoor cats. No wonder her asthma is worse!

Read the full article here: What is Building Biology? Wellbeing Magazine May 2016

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