Hidden Health Hazards

There are various ‘hidden health hazards’ that can create some of the problems that you may be experiencing in your home, these can include Geopathic Stress and Sick Building Syndrome.

There are various causes of sickness in buildings, beginning with Geopathic Stress which is the most common cause of sick building syndrome. The World Health Organisation has recognised Sick Building Syndrome for over 10 years and they estimate 30% of offices, hotels, institutions and industrial premises has this condition causing: headaches, tension between staff, lethargy, respiratory infections, dry skin, sore throat, eye symptoms, loss of concentration, depression, stress and fatigue which in turn causes a high rate of absenteeism, increases of staff turnover and low morale.

Geopathic Stress

What is geopathic stress? It is natural radiation, which rises up through the earth and is distorted by weak electro-magnetic fields created by subterranean running water, certain mineral concentrations, fault lines and underground cavities. It is also caused by man-made factors such as digging foundations for building works, building and restoration. These disturbed vibrations coming up from the earth can be harmful to our health.

Sick Building Syndrome (SBS)

This problem commonly occurs when a house is built on reclaimed land, marsh, fen or mud flats. The energy is absorbed into the building through the foundations from the earth. This affects not only the people that live there – by sapping vital energy and, in some cases, causing stress, fatigue and general apathy. This type of problem can cause both physical and spiritual illnesses especially when a house is built on an old graveyard, burial ground, inviting the additional problems of living in a haunted house.

Negative Emotional Memories

We rarely stop to think about the subtle changes in nature between the different rooms in our house or different parts of the landscape where we live. Only when there is a dramatic or overwhelming difference do we notice, such as if we walk into a room where someone has died or has been convalescing from a long illness, it may leave residual pervading feelings of melancholy or coldness in the room.