Home > Lifestyle > EnviroHealth > Green tips Green tips All sections in Environmental Health » 21st Century Life » FAQs » Animals » Climate and pollution » Hazards and disasters » EnviroHealth News » Green Tips Plastic protection It's not a bad idea to keep plastic away from your food and drink... just in case. Start A Health24 blog » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Test Are you envirohealth savvy? » Ask EnviroHealth Expert » Sirens of the Lambs Bugs in your bed Public pools: dodge those germs Swimming is excellent exercise, and the relatively minor health risks of public pools shouldn't put you off - especially if you take these basic precautions. 'Turn around, don't drown' Don't underestimate flood waters - just a few centimetres can be enough to sweep people and even vehicles away. Lightning safety tips South Africa has one of the highest lightning ground strike densities in the world, and every year in summer rainfall areas lives are lost to this underrated natural hazard. Don't be a fire-starter Most wildfires are started by careless people. Don’t be one. Take proper care with camping and braai fires. How to go in the Great Outdoors Human waste in wilderness areas can be a health hazard, not to mention a real aesthetic blight, if it isn't dealt with properly. Penguins in peril Our iconic African Penguin is in trouble, struggling to find enough to eat in overfished waters. “ Latest comment on Health24 Esme Collins says... I certainly know what it is to be touch deprived (total lack of affection = anger!) Are you touch-deprived? ” Water-wise garden tips Many people over-irrigate: it's a garden, not a bog! Help your fridge keep its cool Fridge efficiency has improved greatly in the 21st century, but it's still among the most energy-hungry household appliances. One third wasted Do you throw food away? A staggering one third of food produced for human consumption is wasted each year. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life. Live healthier Child nutrition » Your child's nutrition Nutrition for schoolkids Diets for toddlers The parent's guide to food labels Making sense of food labels and matching them to the needs of family members can be a challenge. Here are some tips from dietician Megan Pentz-Kluyts. Financial wellness » Money disappointments Investment tips Financially freaked out? High debt may have negative health consequences A new study found that high financial debt is associated with higher blood pressure and poorer general and mental health in young adults.