Homes 2018-02-07T19:21:01+02:00

Our home is a reflection of who we are.

Human’s require sunlight, fresh air, pure water, nutritious food and movement to function optimally.

A healthy home addresses 5 main areas: chemical toxins, waste management, electromagnetic radiation, electricity savings and water savings

  1. Chemical toxin exposure reduction

Cars, Home cleaning products, pesticides, garden products, personal care products, home maintenance, arts and crafts, pets and home office.

Solution: use natural products

  • Vinegar
  • Lemons
  • Bicarbonate of soda
  • Essential oils
  • Water,
  • Effective Microorganisms (EM’s)
  1. Effective waste management by reducing, reusing and recycling

Solution:

  • use paper/material shopping bags,
  • shop at farmer’s  markets to reduce packaging and less toxin exposure
  • separate waste, compost kitchen waste, reduce landfill waste,
  • reuse containers,
  • recycle collection of paper, plastic, metal and glass

 

  1. Effective use of electricity by

 

  • Switching off the lights and appliances at the wall when not in use
  • Use an aerated shower nozzle and shower for less
  • Turn off the stove before the food is cooked
  • Use hot water bottles and extra clothes in winter an turn the electric heater down/off
  • Adjust pool and pond timers to a minimum
  • Change electric lights to Led’s
  • Wash on cooler cycles and lower temperature settings
  • Only boil enough water for the number of cups of tea required
  • Put in a geyser monitor that only heats the water below a certain temperature
  • Change/buy low energy usage appliances – washing machine, iron, hairdryers, toasted cheese machines
  • Investigate solar geysers
  • Buy a gas stove
  • Use a petrol mower and edger
  • Log your electricity usage to check for irregularities and to measure consumption
  • Think about a solar Photo Voltaic (PV) system – get quotes from SESSA registered installers.

4. Effective use of water

  • Brick in the toilet
  • Short showers
  • Reuse cold (red) water in the winter from showers and sinks – onto the garden and to clean the floors
  • Plant water-wise indigenous plants
  • Water plants early in the morning or late at  night
  • Set up storage tanks for dry months
  • Purify the water to drink, cook and shower

5. Effective electromagnetic radiation prevention

  • Our bodies are electromagnetic – brain, heart and nervous system
  • DNA structural characteristics similar to electromagnetic radiation
  • Body has natural rhythms and cycles
  • Children are most at risk
  • Types of EM exposure
    • Electricity plugs and machines in the home
    • Microwave ovens
    • Hands-free phones
    • Cell phones – 24 hour exposure = 1600 chest x-rays
    • Wi-Fi connections
    • Cell phone masts

Solutions:

  • Children under 12 should only use cell phones in an emergency
  • Don’t place a cell phone on your body whilst it is on
  • Use cell phone on loudspeaker
  • Don’t use cell phone in the cars, trains, lifts
  • Pregnant woman should be careful
  • Use ADSL line instead of Wi-Fi with Ethernet cables
  • Switch off cell phone at night
  • Limit children’s time on game consoles
  • Check your area for cell phone masts