Home > Lifestyle > Environmental Health > Climate and pollution Climate and pollution All sections in Environmental Health » 21st Century Life » FAQs » Animals » Climate and pollution » Hazards and disasters » EnviroHealth News » Green Tips Climate change could bring more infant heart defects A new study highlights the need for improved preparedness to deal with the anticipated rise in the number of babies born with congenital heart defects in the USA. 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 Climate change already hurting human health, review shows "The science is clear" that for each unit increase in global warming, there is an increase in those broad health risks - if no action is taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, an expert says. Climate change can lead to 60 000 premature deaths Researchers predict that global warming will have far-reaching consequences for our health if nothing is done. 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. 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. Why the weatherman is sometimes wrong Have you ever woken up to a sunny forecast only to get soaked on your way to the office? On days like that it's easy to blame the weatherman. Climate change could breed new virus It's possible that a serious mosquito-borne virus with no known vaccine or treatment could migrate from Central Africa and Southeast Asia to the United States within a year. 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 The three culprits behind South Africa’s weird weather patterns What could be behind South Africa's concurrent drought, heat waves, unusual spring thunderstoms and strange cloud formations in the Western Province? Less rain for warmer earth Climate scientists said they found evidence to back predictions for a future with lower average rainfall. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Don’t just stop smoking, start something amazing Do you suffer from red, itchy eyes? Effective treatment for ADHD is available What is allergic conjunctivitis? FAQs Live healthier » Most couples do not get divorced after infertility struggles IVF kids may have higher risk of autism Progesterone gel as good as injection for IVF Fertility treatments tied to higher odds for pregnancy complications For most women who cannot conceive naturally, in vitro fertilisation is very safe and effective, but it may involve a higher risk of complications during pregnancy. Heart health » Another day at the office – thanks to a defibrillator close at hand Statins help the heart, no matter what your age Even the smallest fitness gains could help you reduce the risk of a heart attack 5 women share exactly what it feels like to have a heart attack 'I felt like I had a pill stuck in my throat.'