What is Building Biology? Building Biology originated in Germany after World War II.
Helmet Ziehe founded in 1987 the International of Building Biology and Ecology in the United States. Building Biology is the study of a built enviroment and what it’s impact is on human health. Building Biology identifies and catalogs the effects of different VOC’s within an environment. VOC’s are volatile organic compounds that out gas from certain home products and furnishings and can adversely affect an occupants health. Building biology also looks at the problems of high out put EMF’s areas within a space as well as Electromagnetic Radiation outside of a building that can be present with certain electrical systems, just to name a few. The principles of Building Biology is based in the premise that the homes and buildings we work in should be both healthy for us as occupants and healthy for the surrounding environment.
The three groups of most sensitive individuals that reap the greatest benefits of building biology findings of a space are: Infants, the elderly, and the immuno-compromised. Some people become environmentally hypersensitive over time, and although conventional medicine suggests that the problems may be psychological, there is growing acceptance that there is environmental causes for some whom seem to have developed over time multiple chemical sensitivity issues.
As a Holistic Interior Design Expert I recommend products such as flooring and furnishings that are least likely to contain harmful VOC’s. I assess the property and will show you where the high EMF areas are present in your space so you may take proper precautions and protect your health. If you don’t have the funds to hire a professional to come out and assess your home or work environment for EMF’S I have posted a few EMF detectors on this page you can purchase so you may test your own environment yourself.
Although EMF’S are found in all spaces, microwave ovens, bad or old electrical wiring, digital clocks, ac units and your main power breaker box will emit high EMF’s, for example. It is prudent for you to know exactly where the high output EMF areas are in your unique space. Once you have determined where these high output areas are you should position your most used furnishings where you will not be sleeping, working or simply lounging out near these high EMF areas for long periods of time.
Orgone and Black Tourmaline are used as protective products against EMF’S and other negative influences. You can also wear black tourmaline as jewelry or place it on your office desk to reduce the negative effects of electromagnetic energy from office equipment. Black tourmaline can also be used to grid an area or structure for added protection. Read more about protection griding techniques HERE.
It is my professional opinion it is best to be educated and know where the high EMF places are in your UNIQUE space and simply AVOID sitting, sleeping or working next to a WiFi router, an electrical power box, or you can even easily turn off your cell phone at night or put in on airplane mode which will effectively stop the radio transmissions near your bed. These actions are free and are the most appropriate precautions, as most EMF reducing products will not 100% guard you against all EMF’s in high EMF output areas.
You can test for your own environmental EMF’s using this Gauss Meter CLICK HERE.
Many holistic minded people really like using Orgone in their homes and often place Orgone on their office desktop to help clear away stagnant or negative energy and reduce their exposure to EMF’S emitting from office equipment. Orgone is said to take negative energy and turn it into positive energy. Orgone is often comprised or crystal combinations such as Rose quartz, clear quartz, amethyst and/or black tourmaline. Crystals are known to have healing and positive transformative effects and Orgone is a crystal made product that has become increasingly popular and used often in the holistic field.
While working at a computer, or watching television you are exposed to electromagnetic frequency vibrations 20 times higher than your own brainwaves. Every piece of electronic equipment in your home or office has an Electromagnetic Field (EMF). Most of us spend our days surrounded by electronic equipment. High EMF exposure has said to be linked to increased anxiety, memory loss, sleep interruptions, brain fog, headaches, depression, fatigue, increased accumulation of free radicals in the body and can also weaken your immune system.
The good news is that using a salt lamp nearby your laptop, TV, or bed can help to counteract the harmful electronic vibrations caused by your electronic devices. Salt lamps help to neutralize the electromagnetic energy and help to purify the surrounding the air. The ambient glow they emit helps to create a more tranquil and calming environment as well.
Some clients enjoy using Salt lamps to reduce EMF’s in their space. Click Here to browse our low cost Salt Lamp Products.