Home > Lifestyle > EnviroHealth EnviroHealth All sections in Environmental Health » 21st Century Life » FAQs » Animals » Climate and pollution » Hazards and disasters » EnviroHealth News » Green Tips Is your cotton shirt 'killing the earth'? Cotton is cool and is used to make clothes, sheets and towels we use every day. But did you know that the cotton industry is the most pesticide-intensive crop grown on the planet? EnviroHealth News Qwaqwa residents battling severe water shortages Villages in Qwaqwa in the Free State, hit by drought in June 2015, are continuing to struggle with severe water shortages despite being close to water schemes. More in EnviroHealth News Pizza slice comes at an environmental price Air pollution increases heart disease risk Cape school gets clean drinking water for the first time Running 7 continents to save water Green living Cape school gets clean drinking water for the first time Berg River Primary School received a new Lifestraw Community unit that will convert contaminated water into safe drinking water. See all Green living » EnviroHealth Tear gas: what it does to you and how to deal with it Tear gas is regarded as non-lethal, but causes burning and tearing of the eyes and a burning in the nose, mouth and throat, which leads to coughing, nasal discharge, disorientation, and problems breathing. See all EnviroHealth » 21st century life Dust to dust: the rising demand for a natural burial More and more people are rethinking traditional burial methods. Fathima Simjee asks why – and what constitutes a ‘natural’ burial? See all 21st century life » Climate and pollution Residents suffer as drought rages on For thirsty Qwaqwa residents in the Free State, their next drink of water is more likely to come on wheels instead of from the tap as reservoir water levels run low. See all Climate and pollution » Take action Start A Health24 blog » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Test Are you envirohealth savvy? » Ask EnviroHealth Expert » Blood Lions: Bred for the Bullet movie trailer The amazing mountains on Pluto EnviroHealth The health-boosting wonders of hemp Hemp is an amazing superfood, supplement, weight loss aid, brain booster, heart helper and all-round nutritional and agricultural wonder. See all EnviroHealth » News Genetically engineered salmon gets FDA approval It's the first animal-based food to get an OK from the FDA, which says it's safe to eat and doesn't need a special label. See all News » 21st century life Global warming hits harder 18 years later Since the last climate deal in 1997, the Earth has grown into a wilder, hotter and waterier place, and climate change is now regarded as a more urgent problem. See all 21st century life » News US teen treated for rare rat-bite fever A 17-year-old was treated for a rare and serious condition after developing pain in her right hip and lower back that affected her ability to walk after being bitten by her pet rodent. See all News » advertisement From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.