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Executive Director, IBE

Potential Health Impacts from Photovoltaics

IBE Board Member and EcoNest Architecture founder Paula Baker-Laporte has just authored an article on the possible health impacts of photovoltaics for Mother Earth News. She begins by asking if “photovoltaic installations have negative health impacts?” I am often asked … Continue reading

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What is Building Biology?

Learn all about Building Biology, our 25 guiding principles, steps you can take to create a healthier indoor environment, and other useful information by downloading our PDF, Making Better Choices for Healthier Environments. From before recorded history human beings have constructed … Continue reading

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Digital disabilities are painful and growing

It’s not just about the cancer risk. From The Washington Post comes this article which explores an ever-increasing list of physical ailments resulting from our increasing reliance on digital devices. The author begins ” As I type these words, there’s … Continue reading

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“Drunk on Wireless: Public Health Consequences of Cell Phone and Wireless Technologies are Begging for Society’s Attention

“Drunk on Wireless: Public Health Consequences of Cell Phone and Wireless Technologies are Begging for Society’s Attention” at the Left Forum 2016 in New York City featured Camilla Rees,MBA of Electromagnetic Health.org, public health physician Dr. David Carpenter, Director of … Continue reading

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YOUR OFFICE AIR IS KILLING YOU

An invisible killer had infiltrated Sto-Rox High School. When workers installed a cell tower on top of the school outside Pittsburgh, no one realized the exhaust spewed by its diesel generator was being sucked into the building’s ventilation system and … Continue reading

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DIY Insect Repellent + Bug Bite Remedies

Most bug repellents found on the market contain a chemical known as DEET (diethyl toluamide), a pesticide with known toxic effects. Children are more susceptible to subtle brain changes caused by chemicals in their environment because their skin more readily … Continue reading

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A Dyeing Life

        From The New York Times comes this beautiful short video which shows what we gain when we reconnect with nature and tradition.

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Indoor air can be deadlier than outdoor air, research shows

From CNBC comes this story confirming what Building Biology has been teaching for decades. Smoke, fungal spores, and chemicals used in certain paints, varnishes and cleaners have been shown to be harmful to human health, and yet indoor air quality is … Continue reading

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How Climate Change Could Make Office Work Even Unhealthier

“Sick building syndrome” and other indoor concerns could be exacerbated by climate change As the world heats up around us, many people take solace in the idea that their indoor lives may not be affected much by climate change. But … Continue reading

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Haifa, Israel orders Wi-Fi to be removed from all schools

From O’Dwyers comes this article, Israel Wi-Fi Breakthroughs: TV Documentary, School Ban. Wi-Fi health advocates were exultant today at news that an Israeli TV documentary titled “How We are Killing Ourselves—Wireless Radiation” won a high rating and Haifi ordered Wi-Fi removed … Continue reading

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