Environment Health Tips

  • Uncovering the hidden risks in our waters

    Posted on September 20, 2016 by Contributor

    South African legislation does not require the screening of chemicals for endocrine disruptive effects. It’s these chemicals that end up

  • Everyday chemicals impact kids' brain development

    Posted on July 4, 2016 by AFP - Relax News

    There is growing evidence that exposure to many everyday common chemicals harms children's brain development …

  • Greenery is good for teens

    Posted on June 30, 2016 by AFP - Relax News

    Another benefit of living in neighbourhoods with more greenery is that it may help ensure calmer teens and reduce aggressive

  • What the doctor ordered: A dose of nature

    Posted on June 27, 2016 by Contributor

    We know that it’s important to get outdoors. In fact, a new study suggests that people might need a minimum

  • Study: Air pollution among top 10 stroke risks

    Posted on June 10, 2016 by AFP - Relax News

    Air pollution has been fingered as a major contributor to death and disability caused by stroke, especially in developing nations

  • The key to healthy urban living: Nature

    Posted on June 6, 2016 by Contributor

    Mental illnesses and mood disorders are more common in urban areas, and reduced access to nature may be a contributing

  • High-deprivation neighbourhoods have negative health effects

    Posted on May 29, 2016 by Contributor

    According to a unique refugee relocation study, living in a high-deprivation neighbourhood has long-term negative health effects ...

  • How air pollution affects the heart

    Posted on May 26, 2016 by Contributor

    Living in an area with a high level of air pollution? A study has found that air pollution exposure worsens

  • Pesticide exposure linked to fatal disease

    Posted on May 10, 2016 by Contributor

    There’s a link between cumulative pesticide exposure and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a fatal neurodegenerative disease …

  • How having a garden could prolong your life

    Posted on April 18, 2016 by Contributor

    New research has found that having more vegetation (or a garden) around one’s home is related to a longer lifespan