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 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. 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 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. 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. 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. Is your cotton shirt 'killing the earth'? Cotton is cool and is used to make clothes, sheets and towels we use every day. But did you know that the cotton industry is the most pesticide-intensive crop grown on the planet? Drinking water pipes full of 'good' bacteria Drinking water pipes and water treatment plants host an ecosystem of "good bacteria" that help purify the water, Swedish researchers say. Kids' lungs may be affected by agricultural pesticides Early exposure to the widely used pesticide organophosphate may be harmful to children's lungs. 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 Residents suffer as drought rages on For thirsty Qwaqwa residents in the Free State, their next drink of water is more likely to come on wheels instead of from the tap as reservoir water levels run low. US teen treated for rare rat-bite fever A 17-year-old was treated for a rare and serious condition after developing pain in her right hip and lower back that affected her ability to walk after being bitten by her pet rodent. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Top tips for beating PMS now Win a spa voucher worth R1000! Don't let PMS get you down Four tips for healthy winter hair Live healthier Coffee and wine for the win! » Could heartburn drugs upset your 'good' gut bacteria? Life is a gut reaction Good news! Coffee & wine may promote a healthy gut Diverse bacteria help your gut stay healthy. Here's how what you eat and drink can help or harm that balance - and it's not all bad news. I gave hubby HIV » Giving babies antibodies promptly may eliminate HIV Vaginal ring to prevent HIV on the cards I gave my husband HIV and watched him die Stephanie van Niekerk unwittingly infected her husband with HIV and ended up having to watch him wither and die in front of her very eyes. This is Stephanie's story in her own words.