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Growing up in a green neighbourhood improves kids’ mental health as adults

Growing up in a green neighbourhood improves kids’ mental health as adults

Posted on March 1, 2019 by Contributor

Having a garden and growing up in a green neighbourhood may protect your kids’ mental health even decades ...

Air pollution

Study: Air pollution increases ER visits

Posted on January 21, 2019 by Contributor

We take breathing for granted, but more people end up in the ER with breathing problems thanks to ...

Why children need to spend time in nature

Why children need to spend time in nature

Posted on January 14, 2019 by Contributor

Turn the TV off and take your kids outside to play. A new study reveals even more reasons ...

How living in a green neighbourhood boosts your health

How living in a green neighbourhood boosts your health

Posted on December 10, 2018 by Contributor

Living ina green neighbourhood is not only good for your stress levels; it may help protect you from ...

Study: Air pollution increases miscarriage risk

Study: Air pollution increases miscarriage risk

Posted on December 7, 2018 by Contributor

Researchers found that women had a higher risk of miscarriage following short-term exposure to elevated air pollution...

Study: Air pollution linked to intellectual disabilities in children

Study: Air pollution linked to intellectual disabilities in children

Posted on November 26, 2018 by Contributor

Numerous studies highlight the importance of air quality and now new research has linked air pollution to intellectual ...

Why health experts want common insecticides banned

Why health experts want common insecticides banned

Posted on November 13, 2018 by Contributor

Leading health experts are calling for a ban on common insecticides as they put children at risk for ...

air pollution and traffic noise can increase one’s heart attack risk

Heart attack risk increased by air pollution and traffic noise

Posted on November 1, 2018 by Contributor

Research has found that exposure to both air pollution and traffic noise can increase one’s heart attack risk…

If global warming continues at its current rate, the global temperature rise by 1.5°C between 2030 and 2052 will have catastrophic effects…

UN warns world is at risk if global warming exceeds 1.5°C

Posted on October 9, 2018 by Contributor

If global warming continues at its current rate, the global temperature rise by 1,5°C between 2030 and 2052 ...

Numerous studies have linked poor air quality to heart disease...

Heart disease linked to poor air quality

Posted on September 27, 2018 by Contributor

For World Heart Day, the World Heart Federation (WHF) aims to raise awareness about the link between poor ...

babies exposed to certain pesticides

How exposure to pesticides affects babies in the womb

Posted on September 19, 2018 by 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?

Posted on August 14, 2018 by 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

Posted on July 24, 2018 by 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

Posted on July 9, 2018 by 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

Posted on July 2, 2018 by 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

Posted on June 13, 2018 by 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

Posted on May 4, 2018 by 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?

Posted on April 25, 2018 by 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

Posted on March 20, 2018 by 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

Posted on March 15, 2018 by Contributor

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

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