Environmental medicine - the elephant in the room
About the event
In the past thirty years life threatening allergic reactions have increased fourfold, neurodevelopmental disorders in children like autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder have become a pandemic, neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease are rising, new cancer diagnoses in Australia almost tripled, the age of puberty is declining, sperm count has dropped by 50% and IVF is where you go to have children.
Could these conditions be linked to health hazards in our homes? Absolutely!
Nicole will explore the latest scientific information on toxicants in our air, water and products, wireless technologies, and biotoxins in a water-damaged home and link them to most of the chronic diseases that health practitioners see every day in clinical practice.
About the Presenter:
Nicole Bijlsma is a woman of passion, and her passion lies in environmental medicine. Nicole is an accomplished naturopath, acupuncturist, IICRC accredited mould remediation technician and building biologist who began clinical practice in 1989. Nicole is the author of the best seller Healthy Home, Healthy Family, was a columnist for Body+Soul (Herald Sun) and is frequently consulted by the media to comment on health hazards in the built environment (The 7PM Project, Sunrise, The Today Show, The Circle, Channel 7 News, Today Tonight, Channel 74, ABC radio, Fox FM, numerous webinars and podcasts). Nicole has thirty years experience lecturing at tertiary institutions, and has published in peer-reviewed journals. Her extensive knowledge in environmental medicine has seen her speak at various conferences both in Australia and abroad (USA, Thailand, New Zealand). Nicole single handedly established the building biology industry in Australia, was the former President of the Australasian Society of Building Biologists and established the Australian College of Environmental Studies (RTO #21740) to educate people about the health hazards in the built environment.