Dust pollution is among the most prevalent, causing an estimated 400,000 premature deaths by cardiopulmonary disease in people over 30 back in 2014. Particles under 10 μm damage external organs, causing skin and eye irritations, while inhalable particles cause respiratory disorders like asthma, allergic rhinitis, and pneumonia.
Smoke hurts the eyes, irritates the respiratory system, and worsens lung and heart diseases. This PM pollutant is almost inevitable seeing how it is caused by cooking, tobacco, and wildfires that are quite frequent in the past years, the Amazon rain forest fires and Australian bushfires affecting the whole planet because of their scale.
Water scarcity and pollution are two issues that threaten all living things. Farming and livestock products use an estimated 70% of the planet’s water supplies and contaminate the rest. In 2015, a total of 1.8 million people have died because of water pollution. Worst of all, annually, about 1 billion people are sickened by unsafe water.
Losing weight can be a fierce fight, so you will want to make use of all the means that can make it easier. In this situation, alkaline water is your friend. Check out our article and find out how it can reduce your cravings and act upon your metabolism, speeding up fat burning.
Air quality and life quality are tightly linked, which makes living in one of the most polluted countries in the world an unfortunate situation as a predisposition to respiratory infections and neoplasms, among other diseases, is a prevalent issue. However, there are solutions for people who live in these countries, and there are larger-scale efforts that can help reduce pollution, and this is the topic that we will cover here.
If you have decided to invest in a reverse osmosis water purifying system, you probably learned about the huge amount of water it wastes along the process. In our article, you will learn more about this aspect to help you decide whether or not you should purchase it.
Tap water all around the world is dealing with major contamination issues, and the U.S. is not spared of this problem at all. Read here more on this hot topic to learn what are the major common contaminants you might be dealing with and how they take a toll on your health, also receiving some useful tips regarding tap water treatment.
Where does wastewater go and how well is it treated before being discharged back into nature? Read our article and learn how a wastewater treatment plant works and how efficient it is as a 21st century water disposal method.
Volatile organic compounds can be found either outdoors or indoors, but they are far more dangerous in an enclosed space. And your home may be filled with substances and objects ready to release them at every moment. So, if you want to know how VOCs can affect your health and how to deal with them, visit our article. We offer detailed information.
PM2.5 are particles so small that they can cross tissues and enter your bloodstream. They represent the most dangerous component of smog and smoke and affect large segments of the population, but especially children and seniors. If you want to find out more about how they can affect you and your family, check out this article.
Pollution is an issue that compromises safety even when you are in the comfort of your own home, air pollution indoors being a pressing issue all over the world. Without proper handling, there are health repercussions that you will undoubtedly face as well. Thus, to solve the issue, you must first know what are the sources and causes of air pollution indoors so that you know how to handle the situation.
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