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 Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Innovative hearing aids can now interact online Second Healthcare Innovation Summit set for Johannesburg Salomon introduces Speedcross 4 Live healthier Nutrition crisis! » Good nutrition on the job will give you the edge Nutrition labels on food encourage healthy choices Nutrition may be as big a challenge today as HIV/Aids was 15 years ago Many people in a large number of low and middle income countries now experience a 'double burden' of malnutrition. E-cigarettes less risky? » E-cigarettes not an acceptable alternative to most smokers UK health officials endorse e-cigarettes E-cigarettes less of a cancer risk than regular smokes A study indicates that smokers who switch to e-cigarettes reduce their exposure to cancer-causing chemicals.