Author: Nicole

Mobile phone increases brain cancer risk

Brain tumours are one of the leading causes of pediatric cancer mortality. While some studies have found an association between cell phone use and brain tumors, the overall body of evidence is mixed, and more research is needed to fully understand the relationship. The World Health Organization (WHO) and other health agencies have stated that […]

What is the most toxic chemical in your body?

Our toxic load has increased dramatically in the past four decades and each generation is born more polluted. Thats an unfortunate fact according to ongoing biomonitoring studies around the world. In 2016 I published a paper in a journal examining the impact of toxicants on human health. It soon became obvious to me that PESTICIDES […]

How your dog reflects your toxic load

My boxer dogs are goofy, boisterous and hyperactive, and I cannot imagine my life without them. Just like you, pets can also be impacted by mould and toxicants which is why when I assess a home, I always ask about the physical and mental health of pets. The impact of daily chemical exposures on our […]

Breast Cancer

The Link Between Breast Cancer and Environmental Exposure

Many of would consider breast cancer is a condition people get because of genetic factors but a recent study found that less than 10% of those diagnosed with breast cancer are due to genetic factors. This means the majority of breast cancers are likely to arise from environmental exposures. Breast cancer is quite common in […]

Chooks and Health

Are Your Chooks Making You Sick?

A few weeks ago, I discussed the toxic lead levels which are found in backyard chooks. In short, backyard chooks in inner city areas like Sydney, have up to 40 times higher lead content than your factory chook. I know right – this is shocking! Well, while we’re onto these issues, you should also be […]

Growing up on a farm, reduces incidence of allergies

Recent study confirms growing up on a farm in the prenatal period and the first year of life, reduces the prevalence of allergic rhinitis later in life.  Exposure to highly diverse microbial environments on traditional farms (cows, cultivation), results in significant bacterial diversity in the microbiome of the nose and gut of children. These bacteria […]