Home > Lifestyle > Environmental Health > News 17 March 2011 Japan radiation fears mask worse threats to health Experts have said efforts in Japan should focus on ensuring safe drinking water and the disposal of sewage to prevent outbreaks of killer diseases such as typhoid and cholera. 0 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 Panic over radiation leaks at Japan's earthquake-damaged nuclear plant may be diverting attention from potentially worse threats to public health from a tsunami, like the cold and disrupted supplies of water. What the questions should be NEXT ON HEALTH24X Giving up one food will help your health – and the planet 2020-01-15 14:39 More: Environmental HealthNews advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical Coronavirus in SA: All the confirmed cases Medical Covid-19: More government support needed for old age facilities Medical Covid-19: An extensive study of the outbreak in Spain found most people did not develop immunity Medical Coronavirus morning update: Alcohol sales ban back in spotlight, and disaster for hunger hotspots Medical How to reduce your risk of contracting Covid-19 in a restaurant Sex Gender-bias in science: Men rated as better students despite women outperforming them 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.