IS YOUR HOUSE KILLING YOU?
A new seven-part reality series
Begins October 17, 7.30pm
Screening on SBS television, Wednesday, October 17 at 8.30pm, Is Your House Killing You? is an entertaining scientific makeover show about toxics in the home. It once and for all separates the facts from the filth and provides valuable tips and tricks for the viewer.
In this era of cocooning, creating a retreat from the world has become an intense focus of our lives. We spend most of our time indoors. But in creating this haven, little do we know that there is a parallel universe within that is more toxic than the one we’re trying to escape. Government and media focus has shifted to indoor air pollution. And the main culprits are right under your nose – mould, pesticides, solvents, deodorizers, cleansers, dusty carpets, paint, particleboards, adhesives, fumes from gas heating…
The focus of the show is to bring the invisible dangers to light, and provide guidance for the viewers. Recent studies confirm that the wider community is concerned about toxins but most people don’t understand the issues and desperately want information about the hidden health and environmental risks indoors. Research is indicating that 21st Century disease, Sick Building Syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivities and other chronic diseases such as asthma and eczema are on the rise. The ongoing value of this show is that it is not only fun to watch the experts track down the culprits and find solutions, but it also interprets science for household use.
The expert team worked through a diverse range of homes in a CSI-style investigation – some houses had to be evacuated before we even were able to shoot! This was one of the early signs that this show has a very important role to fulfil – and it might even save lives. No matter what house you live in, the experts discovered that they all harbour a parallel microscopic world of hidden dangers.
Whether you live in an old home, are about to buy a new house, or are renovating, whether you are preparing your nest, growing a veggie patch or working in your shed, Is Your House Killing You? is essential viewing. Life won’t be the same once you ask: ‘Is Your House Killing You?’
Dr. PETER DINGLE – PRESENTER
Dr. Peter Dingle is a Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor at the School of Environmental Science at Murdoch University in WA. His research has led him to believe that the way we lead our modern lives is preventing us from reaching our full potential. Our health, our work, our environments, our outlook. Dr Dingle has made public speaking an art. His presentations are enthusiastic and inspirational, entwined with memorable stories and spiced with a slice of magic. He interacts and motivates. He takes complex scientific information and converts it so that it is dynamic, easy to understand and informative. He is a regular in state and national print media and may be heard weekly on radio and TV, reporting on health and the environment. You can frequently catch him on ABC radio programs around the country.
CEDRIC CHEONG – PRESENTER
Cedric Cheong B.Env.Sc, MSc (Env.Sc), is currently an Associate Lecturer at Murdoch University teaching Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety. Cedric is actively researching the area of mould remediation and fungi in indoor air and occupational health and safety initiatives particularly in the areas of behavioural modification.