More than 50% of Australians are overweight or obese (ABS, 2008) which is similar to stats in other western countries. Diet and lifestyle however does not sufficiently explain the 70% increase in infant obesity in the past 20 years. There is a growing body of evidence and scientific researchers investigating the impact of obesogens - endocrine disrupting chemicals that are suspected to program us to be fatter. The accidental discovery was made by several scientists investigating the impact of hormone disrupting chemicals commonly found in foods and household products, only to discover they were causing an epidemic of fat lab animals. Stay tuned - we are going to hear alot about this! Watch the trailer for the new documentary: Programmed to be Fat? by Dreamfilm Productions.
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I have classified polypropylene as a safe plastic in my book, however this news should raise alarms about all plastics (see my interview on The Circle). Once again, go back to basics, store your food and beveriges in glass, stainless steel, pyrex and ceramics. Read more.
great new website: http://stopsmartmetersau.com/
There is also space to enter your specific concerns, which will give added
weight to the petition (look at Signatures at the bottom of the petition webpage
to see other people's comments). You can also register yourself at the new website if you wish to be informed of updates posted to the site.
Halt Smart Meters would appreciate it if this information is distributed to as
many Victorians as possible, as quickly as possible.
About Nicole Bijlsma
I am a building biologist which in short means I conduct audits of people’s homes to see if they are affecting their health. Previously I worked for 15 years as a naturopath and acupuncturist and lectured extensively at various institutions before realising the extent to which the home was causing illness in many of my patients. I am the founder of the Australian College of Environmental Studies and author of Healthy Home Healthy Family. In my blog, we’ll explore issues relating to hazards in the home.
View my Story: www.buildingbiology.com.au