A healthy home for a healthier you

To effectively manage health conditions, it’s now widely accepted that you need to look beyond medicines and herbal therapies. You need to develop a holistic approach that includes assessing the environment where a person lives and breathes everyday. In some cases it could be the environment that is causing the illness.

For people affected by respiratory conditions, asthma and hay fever, preventing pollution and pollen from entering the home is critical. One

recent Australian case study found that after draft sealing alone, occupants of public housing reported improved health and wellbeing including a reduction in the frequency of illness and chest infections.

Raising the standard of draft proofing and the use of air barriers in Australia has the potential to not only improve our quality of life, but to also save millions of dollars being spent every year in our hospitals.