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Plastic bottle on the beach

3 Reasons to ditch bottled water

Posted on Aug 13, 2020 by A4W Contributor

Grabbing a bottle of ice-cold water from the convenience store fridge on a day out might feel natural ...

Air pollution and temperature: bad for your heart and blood vessels

Posted on Jun 19, 2020 by The Conversation

The rising temperatures that come with climate change present a global health challenge. There is scientific evidence that ...

The best green way to reduce traffic air pollution if you live near a road

Types of trees to plant around your home to combat air pollution

Posted on May 13, 2020 by A4W Contributor

A study has identified traits to look for when choosing trees to plant around your home to combat ...

COVID-19 prevention: The best way to wash your hands

AMAZING! Simple science experiment on hand washing goes viral

Posted on Mar 17, 2020 by Watch This

An experiment using pepper, water and hand soap showing the effects of washing your hands to keep germs ...

Air pollution

Everyday air pollution could take 3 years off your life

Posted on Mar 10, 2020 by A4W Contributor

New research points to the problem of air pollution being a global pandemic that may shorten your life ...

food waste

Why we need to reduce food waste (and how to do it)

Posted on Feb 19, 2020 by Monique Warner

From veg peels to forgotten leftovers, in some parts of the world food waste is being banned and ...

Traffic air pollution may trigger nonfatal heart attacks

Traffic air pollution may trigger non-fatal heart attacks

Posted on Feb 18, 2020 by A4W Contributor

Being exposed to a few hours of ambient ultrafine particles, like traffic air pollution, has the potential to ...

Reconnect with nature for your health

Reconnect with nature for your health

Posted on Feb 18, 2020 by A4W Contributor

Bask in nature – people who visit natural spaces weekly report better physical and mental well-being, and it ...

Children’s health: How children will bear the brunt of climate change

Children’s health: How children will bear the brunt of climate change

Posted on Feb 13, 2020 by A4W Contributor

Children could bear the brunt of climate change as the crisis can adversely affect children's health before they ...

The best green way to reduce traffic air pollution if you live near a road

The best green way to reduce traffic air pollution if you live near a road

Posted on Jan 30, 2020 by Monique Warner

There is increasing evidence that traffic air pollution wreaks havoc on our health, but does planting trees around ...

Living near major roads may increase your Alzheimer's disease risk

Living near major roads may increase your Alzheimer’s disease risk

Posted on Jan 28, 2020 by A4W Contributor

Research has linked living near major roads to an increased risk of a number of neurological disorders including ...

If you want your clothes to last longer and help protect the environment, opt for cooler, shorter washing cycles...

How to wash clothes so they last longer and protect the environment

Posted on Jan 21, 2020 by A4W Contributor

If you want your clothes to last longer and help protect the environment, opt for cooler, shorter washing ...

How air pollution can negatively affect your bones

How air pollution can negatively affect your bones

Posted on Jan 8, 2020 by A4W Contributor

Take a deep breath and hope the air is fresh – a new study has found that exposure ...

Proof that reducing air pollution boosts health dramatically

Proof that reducing air pollution boosts health dramatically

Posted on Dec 21, 2019 by A4W Contributor

Research has found that reducing air pollution dramatically improves people’s health...

City parks: What are the healthiest kinds of green spaces

City parks: What are the healthiest kinds of green spaces?

Posted on Dec 2, 2019 by A4W Contributor

Green spaces have a number of health benefits, but new research has found that irregularly shaped parks are ...

Nature trumps tech for reducing air pollution

Plants trump tech in reducing air pollution

Posted on Nov 29, 2019 by A4W Contributor

Introducing trees and plants to polluted urban areas could be better and cheaper than using technology to reduce ...

The more air pollution in your neighbourhood the greater your risk of glaucoma, an eye condition that can cause blindness...

Air pollution increases your risk of glaucoma

Posted on Nov 26, 2019 by A4W Contributor

The more air pollution in your neighbourhood, the greater your risk of developing glaucoma, an eye condition that ...

Live near a busy road? Traffic exhaust pollution increases your stroke risk

Live near a busy road? Traffic exhaust pollution increases your stroke risk

Posted on Nov 1, 2019 by A4W Contributor

High levels of traffic exhaust pollution around your home could increase your stroke risk, even in generally low-pollution ...

How to use indoor plants to purify the air in your home

How to use indoor plants to purify the air in your home

Posted on Oct 23, 2019 by PRESS

Indoor plants are a huge home design trend with numerous benefits, including helping to purify the air in ...

Air pollution

Air pollution linked to increases in violence

Posted on Oct 10, 2019 by A4W Contributor

We know that air pollution is unhealthy and now new research has found that it can also make ...

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