Healthy Living Information Sources

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Note Number: 1
Source Type: Book
Source: Luscombe, Darryl -Greenpeace "Alternatives to PVC - An Australian Suppliers Guide", as reproduced in appendix of 'Sustainable House' by Michael Mobbs. This book is available at the Cairns Library
Note Number: 2
Source Type: Book
Source: Forster, Janet. 'How to Build a Chemical-Free House', 1994, Sydney, Kangaroo Press. This book is available at the Cairns Library.
Note Number: 3
Source Type: Website
Source: The 'Ecospecifier' website is a not-for-profit collaboration by RMIT University?s Centre for Design, leaders in eco-design and life-cycle assessment, and Natural Integrated Living Pty Ltd, the award-winning Sydney ESD consultancy. http://www.ecospecifier.org/
Note Number: 4
Source Type: Book
Source: Klymenko, P.,'Indoor Air Quality: Selecting Products for Cleaner Air' for the Green Games Watch in 1996 as reproduced in the appendix of 'Sustainable House' by Michael Mobbs.
Note Number: 5
Source Type: Book
Source: Mobbs, Michael. 'Sustainable House' Ed (2004) Sydney, Choice Books, Australian Consumers Association (ACA). This book is available at the Cairns Library.
Note Number: 6
Source Type: Website
Source: HIA Greensmart News Victoria, Issue 5 Summer 2006
Note Number: 7
Source Type: Book and Website
Source: Principal author - Chris Reardon from the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney (UTS) 'Your Home Technical Manual' 3rd Ed 2005, Australian Greenhouse Office Commonwealth publication. http://www.yourhome.gov.au/technical/index.html
Note Number: 8
Source Type: Website
Source: Greenpeace Australia. Ecotips: http://www.greenpeace.org/australia/take-action/live-greener/home/building and Greenpeace International, website on toxics: http://www.greenpeace.org/international/campaigns/toxics. Website for PVC alternatives: http://archive.greenpeace.org/toxics/pvcdatabase/productalt.html. Website for Good Wood guide http://www.greenpeace.org.au/goodwoodguide
Note Number: 9
Source Type: Website
Source: The National Toxics Network (NTN) is a community based network working for pollution reduction, protection of environmental health and environmental justice for all. http://ntn.org.au/

Note Number: 10
Source Type: Website
Source: Online Encyclopaedia. http://en.wikipedia.org
Note Number: 11
Source Type: Website
Source: Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council. http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/publications/synopses/eh26syn.htm
Note Number: 12
Source Type: Website
Source: Scorecard -The Pollution Information Site - USA. Sponsored by the Green Media Toolshed http://www.scorecard.org/
Note Number: 13
Source Type: Website
Source: US Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov
Note Number: 14
Source Type: Website
Source: GreenFacts is an "a.s.b.l.", a Belgian non-profit organization, created in December 2001 by individuals from different backgrounds, with the aim to make complex scientific consensus reports on health and the environment accessible to non-specialists. http://www.greenfacts.org/
Note Number: 15
Source Type: Website
Source: Physical & Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory Oxford UK http://ptcl.chem.ox.ac.uk/
Note Number: 16
Source Type: Website
Source: The A-Z of materials website. http://www.azom.com and http://www.azobuild.com. The AZoBuild.com website is operated by AZoM.com Pty. Ltd., Sydney, Australia in partnership with CERAM, Stoke on Trent, UK. The site and platform are based on the highly successful AZo sites, www.azom.com – The A to Z of Materials and www.azonano.com – The A to Z of Nanotechnology.
Note Number: 17
Source Type: Website
Source: The polymer science learning centre. http://www.pslc.ws/
Note Number: 18
Source Type: Website
Source: California State University - Northridge. http://www.csun.edu/~vceed002/BFI/lessons/polymers/polymers.html
Note Number: 19
Source Type: Website
Source: Fluoride Action Network Pesticide Project US. http://www.fluoridealert.org/pesticides/teflon.ntis.htm
Note Number: 20
Source Type: Website
Source: National Toxicology Programme; US Department of Health and Human Services. Produce the RoC (Report on Carcinogens) that is an informational scientific and public health document and discusses agents, substances, mixtures, or exposure circumstances that may pose a hazard to human health by virtue of their carcinogenicity. : http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/ntp/htdocs/Liaison/12thRoc69FR28940.pdf
Note Number: 21
Source Type: Website
Source: Tangram Technology Ltd. - Consulting Engineers for Plastics Products UK http://www.tangram.co.uk/TI-Polymer-PA.html
Note Number: 22
Source Type: Website
Source: National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety US Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards. http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npg/npgd0617.html
Note Number: 23
Source Type: Website
Source: Kinternational Chemical Safety Card for Titanium Dioxide http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/ipcsneng/neng0338.html
Note Number: 24
Source Type: Website
Source: Danish Environmental Protection Agency. Vegetable turpentine. http://www.mst.dk/udgiv/publications/2005/87-7614-644-8/html/kap06_eng.htm#6.1.1
Note Number: 25
Source Type: Book
Source: Baggs,Joan.'The Healthy House', 1996, Sydney Harper Collins Australia. This book is available at the Cairns Library.
Note Number: 26
Source Type: Website
Source: Alternative to steel reinforcing - http://www.new-technologies.org/ECT/Civil/frprebar.htm
Note Number: 27
Source Type: Website
Source: Alternative to steel reinforcing - http://www.cif.org/nominations/nom_352.html
Note Number: 28
Source Type: Website
Source: Material Safety Data Sheets - Free registration https://www.msdsonline.com
Note Number: 29
Source Type: Website
Source: Australian Government Dept. of Health and Aging: NICNAS a national notification and assessment scheme to protect the health of the public, workers and the environment from the harmful effects of industrial chemicals and assesses all chemicals new to Australia and assesses those chemicals already used (existing chemicals) on a priority basis, in response to concerns about their safety on health and environmental grounds.
Note Number: 30
Source Type: Website
Source: EB & UV curing to reduce VOC's. &http://www.radtech.org/uv_eb/curing.html
Note Number: 31
Source Type: Website
Source: The Health and Safety Commission is responsible for health and safety regulation in Great Britain sponsored by the Department of Work and Pensions http://www.hse.gov.uk/radiation/nonionising/
Note Number: 32
Source Type: Website
Source: http://www.cancercouncil.com.au/editorial.asp?pageid=252
Note Number: 33
Source Type: Website
Source: Degussa is a company that manufactures cement admixtures and is owned by BASF. The website has its products Material Safety Data Sheets available for download. See http://www.degussacc.com.au/
Note Number: 34
Source Type: Website
Source: Australian manufacturer of polyethylene's and other plastics www.compco.com.au
Note Number: 35
Source Type: Website
Source: World Health Organisation Chemical Hazards in Drinking Water is an excellent source of information of the details of chemicals http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/dwq/chemicals/en/index.html
Note Number: 36
Source Type: Website
Source: The Healthy Building Network (HBN) is a US based national network of green building professionals, environmental and health activists, socially responsible investment advocates and others who are interested in promoting healthier building materials as a means of improving public health and preserving the global environment. http://www.healthybuilding.net
Note Number: 37
Source Type: Website
Source: The use of plastics at CERN with respect to fire safety and radiation. The Organisation Europ?enne pour la Recherche Nucl?aire (English: European Organization for Nuclear Research), commonly known as CERN, is the world's largest particle physics laboratory, situated just west of Geneva - http://lhc-proj-qawg.web.cern.ch/lhc-proj-qawg/CD-ROM/Safety/IS41.pdf
Note Number: 38
Source Type: Website
Source: Australian Government - National Health and Medical Research Council, Australian Drinking Water Guidelines 2004 http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/publications/synopses/eh19syn.htm
Note Number: 39
Source Type: Website
Source: A US based green building website http://oikos.com/library/index.html
Note Number: 40
Source Type: Website
Source: ASTM International is one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world and a trusted source for technical standards for materials, products, systems, and services. Known for their high technical quality and market relevancy, ASTM International standards have an important role in the information infrastructure that guides design, manufacturing and trade in the global economy. ASTM International, originally known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), was formed over a century ago. http://www.astm.org/cgi-bin/SoftCart.exe/ABOUT/aboutASTM.html?L+mystore+qgvq1451+1150770624
Note Number: 41
Source Type: Website
Source: The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international network to promote responsible management of the worlds forests. http://www.fsc.org/en/
Note Number: 42
Source Type: Website
Source: Timber Queensland. http://www.tradac.org.au/
Note Number: 43
Source Type: Website
Source: Australian Forestry Standard. http://www.forestrystandard.org.au/14AFCS.asp
Note Number: 44
Source Type: Website
Source: The NSW Good Wood Guide is an excellent resource on timber http://www.rainforestinfo.org.au/good_wood/contents.htm
Note Number: 45
Source Type: Website
Source: Timber Building in Australia. It is being produced by architects and research staff of the Timber Research Unit of the Department of Architecture at the University of Tasmania as an information service to Australia's architects, engineers and and building professionals. An excellent PDF file for sarking and cladding: http://oak.arch.utas.edu.au/tbia/view_article.asp?articleID=203. An Excellent PDF file on 'R' values and insulation systems is http://oak.arch.utas.edu.au/publications/PDF/R-values%20Part%202%20-%20roof_ceilings%20elements%20Ed%201.1.pdf
Note Number: 46
Source Type: Website
Source: Sustainable Energy Development Office of Western Australia: http://www1.sedo.energy.wa.gov.au/pages/typesins.asp
Note Number: 47
Source Type: Book
Source: Building Codes of Australia Vol 2 Class 1 and 10 Buildings, 2005 edition Part 3. 12
Note Number: 54
Source Type: Website
Source: Plastics Industry Pipes Association of Australia http://www.pipa.com.au
An organisation recognised for effective issues management and market development of safe and environmentally responsible plastics pipe systems in Australia.
Note Number: 55
Source Type: Website
Source: US Green Building Council: http://www.usgbc.org/ This is a is a non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation.
Note Number: 57
Source Type: Website
Source: Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA), a not-for-profit organisation, exists to reduce environmental harm by promoting the production and consumption of environmentally preferable products and services. http://www.geca.org.au.
Note Number: 58
Source Type: Website
Source: GreenPainters http://www.greenpainters.org.au, is the national sustainability initiative for the painting industry. It is a non-profit program providing training, consumer information and skills to promote environmentally preferable coatings technology.