Home > Lifestyle > EnviroHealth > Hazards and disasters Hazards and disasters All sections in Environmental Health » 21st Century Life » FAQs » Animals » Climate and pollution » Hazards and disasters » EnviroHealth News » Green Tips US sailors suing Japanese company over radiation American sailors who were 'blanketed' with radiation when they were carrying out a humanitarian mission at Fukushima in 2011 are suing a Japanese company for $1 billion. Start A Health24 blog » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Test Are you envirohealth savvy? » Ask EnviroHealth Expert » Shark feeding frenzy caught on camera The recycling headache list Fracking disrupts our hormones A new study shows that the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, aka fracking, can disrupt the body's reproductive hormones, causing infertility, cancer and birth defects. Tornado victims: trapped under rubble Rescuers are still looking for dozens of missing schoolchildren in Oklahoma City. Just how long can someone survive under rubble after something like a severe tornado? Don't get struck by lightning Lightning is an underrated natural hazard. Thunderstorms are frequent over large parts of the country, especially in summer, and death and injury from lightning not uncommon. Typhoon facts you should know A massive typhoon in the Philippines is thought to have killed over 10 000 people, making it one of the worst typhoons on record. Here are some interesting typhoon facts. SA's most lethal mushroom This innocent-looking mushroom is the notorious Death Cap, responsible for 90% of all lethal fungi poisonings. “ Latest comment on Health24 Francois Hugo says... YESSSSS, THANKS HEALTH24! Diet drinks make cocktails more potent ” In the path of a volcano Here's more about what you should do if you are in the vicinity of a volcano that is erupting. Can you outrun a veldfire? When do you fight fire, when do you hide from it - and when do you just run? Getting high on doing good Volunteering is an excellent ideal for many reasons; best of all, it's really good for YOU. Olivia Rose-Innes infiltrated the Volunteer Wildfire Services to test this theory. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Uncontrolled periodontal disease and diabetes – a collective health risk? Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Eduloan offers affordable education finance Live healthier Medical bills » GP and money Cut medical bills Medical savings account Medical scheme: what is a self-payment gap? Have you exhausted your day-to-day benefits and moved into your self-payment gap? Here's what it means. Allergy alert » Allergy myths Cold or allergy? Children and allergies Allergy facts vs. fiction Some of the greatest allergy myths and misconceptions can actually be damaging to your health.