Home > Lifestyle > Environmental Health Environmental Health All sections in Environmental Health » 21st Century Life » FAQs » Animals » Climate and pollution » Hazards and disasters » EnviroHealth News » Green Tips Are forests now playing a role in air pollution? A study suggests that as forests change, higher levels of nitrogen oxides are to be expected, making it more difficult for some regions to meet national air quality standards. Lower emissions, more plastic: Double-edged sword of Covid-19 on the environment We may be travelling less, but recycling and anti-plastic efforts have been almost completely sidelined by Covid-19 prevention measures. More back-to-back heat waves will come with climate change – and hospitals will be be vulnerable to the public health havoc Repetitive scorchers are already here, with heat waves and droughts currently pegged as the direct cause of roughly 20% of natural disaster deaths in the continental United States. SA becoming a leading 'green economy'Green enterprises'Outdoorsy' kids may become environmentally-conscious adults Soccer stars Mesut Ozil and Mathieu Flamini are saving the planet Their stance on saving the planet is something we can get behind. Can you stay clean using the tiniest bit of water? I exchanged my morning shower for a waterless body wash for two days and this is how it went... #DayZero: Will our meat be safe? SEE: How much water do you use per day?Here's what your gym is cutting back on amid the water crisis Should we be using wet wipes and waterless sanitisers? You’re trying to save water by showering less, but how does that affect your hygiene and health? SEE: How much water do you use per day? With level 4 water restrictions in Cape Town, residents are urged to use a maximum of 100 litres per person per day. Here’s how quickly it adds up. Eating fish may protect our brains against air pollutionHow cleaner air quickly brings about big health benefitsStudy finds smog particles can reach developing foetus Hot asphalt releases a lot of pollution into the air Sunlight plays a key role in asphalt emissions, with even moderate levels of sunshine tripling the release of air pollutants, according to a study. Here's what your gym is cutting back on amid the water crisis In some Cape Town gyms, steam rooms and saunas are a thing of the past (for now), and two-minute showers may be the future. 8 things you need to know about urban health South African cities are continuing to grow at a rapid rate, creating unique healthcare challenges. Here are 8 things you should know about urban health. 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. load more articles advertisement Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.