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babies exposed to certain pesticides

How exposure to pesticides affects babies in the womb

A4W Contributor

Research has found that babies exposed to certain pesticides whilst in the womb grow up to have poor ...

WARNING: Cancer-causing herbicide widely used in SA! Are you at risk?

News24.com

A herbicide that is believed to cause cancer is widely in use in South Africa...

How houseplants could be used to monitor health

How houseplants could be used to monitor health

A4W Contributor

Scientists have plans for humble houseplants – they want to turn them into health monitors for homes and ...

Why you should try ‘forest bathing’

Why you should try forest bathing

A4W Contributor

Research of over 290 million people has linked numerous health benefits to outdoor practices like forest bathing. Have ...

Who would have thought that, even at seemingly low levels, air pollution is linked to diabetes?

Air pollution is linked to diabetes

A4W Contributor

Who would have thought that, even at seemingly low levels, air pollution would be linked to diabetes?...

Why green neighbourhoods matter

Why green neighbourhoods matter

Monique Warner

Should you buy a small home in one of the more expensive green neighbourhoods or a larger home ...

City living without pets increases risk of mental illness

City living without pets increases risk of mental illness

A4W Contributor

The price to pay for city living could be our mental health. The good news is that probiotics ...

Sick Building Syndrome: Is your office making you ill?

Sick Building Syndrome: Is your office making you ill?

A4W Contributor

If you ever feel ill at work, but the symptoms disappear when you get home, you may be ...

cutting carbon emissions

Cutting carbon emissions could save 153 million lives

A4W Contributor

About 153 million deaths linked to air pollution may be avoided if governments speed up their strategy for ...

Common weed killers and pesticides aren’t safe

Common weedkillers and pesticides aren’t safe

A4W Contributor

Many ingredients in common weedkillers and pesticides are not subject to safety tests and could cause chronic disease...

How a green neighbourhood boosts the brain development of a child

How a green neighbourhood boosts the brain development of a child

A4W Contributor

Research has linked living in a green neighbourhood with the positive brain development of a child...

How housework can negatively affect women’s lung function

How housework can negatively affect women’s lung function

A4W Contributor

Women who regularly use cleaning sprays at home experience a greater decline in lung function over time than ...

What does BPA do to your body?

What does BPA do to your body?

A4W Contributor

Research has found that exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) is hard to avoid, but what does BPA do ...

Urban nature is good for mental well-being

Urban nature and mental wellbeing

A4W Contributor

Researchers developed a smartphone-based app, Urban Mind, to examine how exposure to nature in cities affects a person's ...

Larger air particles in air linked to asthma in children

Larger particles in air linked to asthma in children

A4W Contributor

Exposure to larger airborne particulates - common in everyday inner-city life – is linked to higher risk of ...

How to reduce asthma attacks naturally

How to prevent asthma attacks naturally

A4W Contributor

If you want to know how to prevent asthma attacks naturally, start by counting the trees in your ...

Osteoporosis linked to air pollution

Osteoporosis linked to air pollution

A4W Contributor

Research has found a link between air pollution and osteoporosis-related loss of bone mineral density and risk of ...

Natural route to happiness

A natural route to happiness

A4W Contributor

There's truth in the idea that spending time outdoors in nature is a direct line to happiness, say ...

Gardens boost children's developing brains

Gardens boost children’s developing brains

A4W Contributor

If you want smart children, start a garden.  It turns out that green spaces have positive effects on ...

Parkinson's disease and common herbicide linked

Parkinson’s disease and common herbicide linked

A4W Contributor

What is the price we pay to be rid of weeds? According to research on common herbicide, it ...

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