Environmentally-Friendly Policies and Mental Health

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The consumerist, throwaway culture of a globalized world has caused some extreme damage to the environment. From destroying natural habitats to an increase in extreme weather, the health risks to both humans and animals are well documented. However, there has been less research into the psychological effect of environmental degradation. India’s spiritual reputation is at risk […]

Why Some People Get Asthma Later On In Life?

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Most people who have asthma as an adult would have likely developed the condition as a child. However, for some people, the symptoms of the breathing condition can actually appear much later on in life. Where this happens, it is known as adult asthma. Some people have even developed the condition in their 50s and […]

All You Need to Know About Green Roofs

Green roofs are emerging home improvement technologies that can provide a wide range of tangible and intangible benefits to communities interested in enhancement of their environment. Green roof development involves the construction of a vegetative layer on top of a human-made structure or building adding green spaces to areas that would otherwise be unused.  The […]

Common Air Pollutants and Their Impact on Public Health

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The importance of physical health is no secret. Incorporating a regimented exercise routine, staying away from smoking and secondhand smoke, taking a daily vitamin, and bundling up when cold are all common ways to maintain our health. We can control many aspects of our health, but the effects of air pollution are harder to combat, […]

Role of Chemical Pollution in Disease Proliferation

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While the effects of chemical pollution on human health are poorly defined, its contribution to the global burden of disease is almost certainly underestimated. Diseases caused by pollution were responsible for an estimated 9 million premature deaths in 2015—16% of all deaths worldwide, which is three times more deaths than from AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria […]

Everything You Need to Know About Green Roofs

Green roofs can provide a wide range of benefits to urban communities interested in enhancement and protection of their environment. Some of the most important merits of green roofs are reduction in energy use, decrease in air pollution, improved water quality, enhanced stormwater management and decreasing heat island effect. Let us explore the benefit of green […]

10 Top Reasons to Purchase Hybrid Cars

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When you’re made to choose between buying a hybrid car and a normal car, you’d probably by the latter. Reasons could be that hybrid cars “might” be more expensive than normal cars, while for others changing preferences with a usual car to a hybrid one is like changing your views and might end up choosing […]

Winter Smog – Causes, Impacts and Management

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In many developing countries, the air quality during the winter months plummet due to winter smog which not only causes massive disruption in daily activities but also create a mass public health crisis with spike in patient population with asthma and lung and respiratory diseases during the period of its occurrence. Let us explore the […]

Rooftop Gardens: Catalyst for Green Cities

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Rooftop gardens, also known as green roofs, are vegetative green layer grown on a rooftop of buildings providing greenery, useful products, shade, acoustic benefits as well as remove heat from the air through evapo-transpiration, reducing temperatures of the roof surface and the surrounding air. On hot and humid summer days, the surface temperature of a […]

5 Items That You Need to Keep a Clean Air Quality in Your Home

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One of the general challenges of a home is to have unrestricted access to clean and fresh air. An essential element that makes this challenge difficult to overcome is the ever-increasing rate of air pollution, a major problem in most cities. Continual exposure to polluted air can result in a lack of focus, stress, sicknesses, […]

Climate Change and Public Health

Climate change is now a major universal challenge and needs urgent attention. The impacts of climate change are not only restricted to the physical and climatological events like changing weather patterns, heavy rainfalls, floods, hurricanes, droughts, wildfires, heat stress, food and water shortages etc. but also has a major impact on individual and public health. Climate change is severely affecting […]