Home > Lifestyle > Environmental Health > Green tips Green tips All sections in Environmental Health » 21st Century Life » FAQs » Animals » Climate and pollution » Hazards and disasters » EnviroHealth News » Green Tips Here are the unexpected places where germs live Your quest to avoid pathogens might take you down the wrong path. Here's what germaphobes should know. 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 Improved sunscreen Research has found a stronger link between skin cancer and exposure to UVA in sunlight than previously thought, leading to updated international standards for sunscreen. Don't let hotel bedbugs ruin your vacation Here's how to protect yourself from blood-sucking parasites that may be sharing your hotel suite New natural wonder: Giant living SA flag A huge South African flag, made up of millions of coloured desert plants and solar panels, will soon be visible in the Karoo – and from space. Marine life drowning in sea of trash 2 million cigarettes, "ghost" fishing gear, a loaded handgun, a voodoo doll, a wedding dress and a kitchen sink - a small sample of the trash found on beaches on Coastal Cleanup Day. Your ticket to Nature Celebrate spring with free access to SA National Parks. What to feed birds around your house Feeding garden birds is more than just a pleasant past-time: it can contribute to their welfare and conservation too. Lightning safety tips South Africa has one of the highest lightning ground strike densities in the world, and every year in summer rainfall areas lives are lost to this underrated natural hazard. But lightening also strikes in winter. Here's what you need to know. Why drivers inhale more pollutants Should drivers be the ones wearing the gas masks? Facial scrubs choking the oceans The campaign against micro-beads is heating up. These tiny plastic balls, used in many body products, get into waterways, fish - and your gums. Know how to avoid them. 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.