Home > Lifestyle > EnviroHealth > News News All sections in Environmental Health » 21st Century Life » FAQs » Animals » Climate and pollution » Hazards and disasters » EnviroHealth News » Green Tips Here's why using the ATM is really gross You might want to wash your hands the next time you withdraw cash from an ATM machine, a new study suggests. 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 SEE: Potentially dangerous mercury levels in SA retail fish Which South African fish contains the highest levels of mercury? Especially pregnant women are at risk of this neurotoxin. 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. Pizza slice comes at an environmental price Wood burning in thousands of pizza shops and domestic waste burning in São Paulo in Brazil are examples of unaccounted sources of emissions. 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. Radon is a silent killer. Could it be in your home? Radon is a dangerous radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. It has no smell, colour or taste and it can seep into your home from the ground, via water and building materials. Why is SA's government not alerting the public to the dangers and just how worried should we be? Health24 takes a closer look. Cape Town is running out of air conditioners The extreme heat in the Western Cape over the last couple of weeks has seen residents clamber to get their houses fitted with air conditioners Air pollution increases heart disease risk A study has found an association between air pollution and undesirable changes in cholesterol. Running 7 continents to save water According to the United Nations 1.8 billion people will experience absolute water scarcity by 2025. One Australian woman, Mina Guli, is on a 7-continent run to change all that. Residents turn to dirty streams for water as drought rages on As South Africa continues to weather a drought, areas in Nelspruit have been without water for weeks forcing some residents to spend about R1 per litre for water or drink from dirty streams. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Sun protection for all children Understanding your sunscreen The science behind cosmeceuticals Do you know these 5 facts about skincare? Live healthier The debate continues » Working out in the concrete jungle 7 top butt exercises for guys 10 things pole dancing can do for you The running vs. walking debate There are many different theories when it comes to the running vs. walking for health and weight loss. Veganism a crime? » Running the Comrades Marathon on a vegan diet Are vegans unnatural beasts? Can a vegan be really healthy? Should it be a crime to raise a baby on vegan food? After a number of cases of malnourishment in Italy, it may become a crime to feed children under 16 a vegan diet.