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 Fish and chirps? Crickets can help fight world hunger Farmers are raising crickets for human consumption. It is more ecologically sound than meat – but may bug some people. 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 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 How loud is too loud? » Heal your hearing Pain relievers linked to hearing loss in women FDA approves balloon device to clear Eustachian tube SEE: Interesting facts about hearing loss Our ears perform quite a complex job – not only are they responsible for helping us hear, they also assist with balance. Get back into your healthy habits » 7 beach sports to keep you active 7 reasons to start running Here's how to get yourself back into exercise after a break 5 ways to kickstart your fitness routine in 2017 With the festive season at an end, getting back into your fitness routine should be a breeze with these five steps.