Home > Lifestyle > EnviroHealth > Climate and pollution Climate and pollution All sections in Environmental Health » 21st Century Life » FAQs » Animals » Climate and pollution » Hazards and disasters » EnviroHealth News Special Report: Climate Change The fate of the planet hangs in the balance as nations struggle to find a way to curb our carbon emissions and slow disastrous global warming. Start A Health24 blog » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Test Are you envirohealth savvy? » Ask EnviroHealth Expert » Earth Hour 2013 Ecoroofs and Living Walls Are public pools unhealthy? Swimming, which strengthens the body while the water protects against injury, is often prescribed as physical therapy after injury or illness. But how hygienic are public pools? My tap water tastes funny Water Affairs assures us our tap water is excellent and stringently tested, so why does it sometimes look cloudy or brownish, or taste or smell peculiar? Why car heat is a child-killer Children's bodies are especially vulnerable to the effects of heatstroke. A car interior – even for a few minutes on a mild day – can quickly become a death trap. Not a drop to drink Every second, there’s less available per person. How fair is your share? Should water be drunk during or outside meals? An erroneous preconception must be dispelled: drinking only outside meals incurs the risk of drinking insufficient water during the day. Water hazards If you have a swimming pool, you probably take precautions to protect your children from drowning. But the American Academy of Pediatrics says children are at risk - even in homes without pools - because it only takes 4cm of water to pose a danger. Latest comment on Health24 ProfAndyZulu says... ” The Big Squat Today is World Toilet Day, and it's no joke. Imagine this: you are stricken with acute, severe diarrhoea in a public place. The catch: there is no toilet. Where would you go? Dead in the water The environmental disaster at Rietvlei Wetland Reserve, which caused thousands of fish to die, should act as a wake-up call to the nation: we’re killing our waterways. 'Erin Brockovich II' in Durban South? High levels of the toxic chemical chromium-6 - the villain in the movie 'Erin Brockovich' - have been found in the groundwater and soil of residential Merebank, Durban. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Hill's Science Plan Canine Mini range What is Diabetic Neuropathy? There are more than 200 different viruses which can cause a cold A clinically proven skin care range is now available Live healthier Be vitamin-smart » A-Z of vitamins What is vitamin C? Ask the expert Why we need vitamin D Even in a country with an abundance of sunlight you might have a vitamin D deficiency. Here's why. Beat acne » Stars with scars Acne tips Skincare Myths about acne Through the ages, there have been many myths about acne. We list the myths and give you the facts.