I am passionate about health and well-being. In 2007 my father Ron was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He was a healthy person, he ate exceptionally well, was not overweight, did not smoke and had the occasional wine with dinner. So cancer was a real shock. As Dad’s health deteriorated, we offered for him to move into our home and I, who at that time was our full time financial controller in business at the time, but made the decision to take a year off to care for my father. During that time, I became extremely passionate about understanding cancer and why Dad had developed the disease.

I read scores of books and hundreds of articles and what I discovered was that so many household products and building materials contain carcinogens. Carcinogens are known to cause cancer. We reviewed everything in our house from cleaning products, to the food we eat (now mostly organic), to the building materials used in the construction of our home.

The sad truth is that most of the building products used in Australia still have cancer causing carcinogens. Paints, glues, carpets, kitchen cabinetry boards, silicones, etc. That “new house smell” is most likely carcinogening products ‘off-gassing’ and slowly poisoning you. Unfortunately, we were not able to save my Dad, so health and wellbeing is now something our team at Your Style Homes takes very seriously.

Elise Parker
Your Style Homes co-founder