Environmental Health

Environmental health is the branch of public health that is concerned with all aspects of the natural and built environment that may not only affect human health but also the health of our planet.

Here at The Daily Health we explore the detrimental effects of rising levels of pollution, the negative consequences of the pesticides and herbicides used on the food that ends up on your dinner plate as well the impact of electric and electronic devices on your health, to mention but a few.

Environmental health affects all of us – the entire planet… the plastic bottles in which we buy our water, the genetic modification of our crops and the fluoride in our toothpaste and drinking water.  It’s all about how our behaviour and technology impacts our environment and as a result, how this has a knock on effect on our wellbeing and the health of our planet.

In short, Environmental Health is the field of science that studies how the environment influences human health and the development and occurrence of disease.

For instance, we’ll tell you about the numerous hazardous chemicals found in conventional paint – used in households across the country, known as ‘volatile organic compounds’ or VOCs – which have been linked an array of cancers such as liver and stomach cancer.

Well highlight the dangers of neurotoxic poisons used in pesticides is not only affecting your health, but it is also destroying the bee population, which spells disaster for all of us.

You’ll also learn more about the damaging chemical found in plastic bottles and other food containers that can have affect fertility and even cause cancer… plus much, much more.

The Daily Health offers information that will help you understand what we are all up against and how you can stop this vicious cycle from affecting our planet… and your health.

Latest Articles in Environmental Health

internet, brain function, wi-fi

How dangerous is your Wi-Fi devices?

These days, almost everywhere you go, you can tap into a Wi-Fi — the "wireless" service that allows you to connect to the internet from your laptop or other device — anywhere y...

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The latest egg scandal is a warning against what’s really happening to our food

This is the only time you’ll hear me say this: Don’t eat eggs... At least for the time being until the whole egg scandal has blown over. The same goes for any egg-containing p...

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Think twice before slathering on the sunscreen this summer

You may want to think twice before you slather on the sunscreen this summer – or any time of year – as chances are you’re exposing yourself to numerous toxic chemicals, which...

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air pollution

Are we winning the battle against air pollution?

Air pollution has been hitting the headlines recently and with good reason. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), more than 90 per cent of the UK’s population breathe...

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Ladies, Here’s How To Achieve Longevity

The quest for longevity seems to be never-ending... I remember the first time a 20-something said to me: "But you are over 40, life must begin to slowdown for you now..." As much...

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breast cancer

High Pollution Levels Increase The Risk Of Developing Breast Cancer

Ladies, by now you probably know that having highly dense breasts can increase your risk of developing breast cancer by as much as six times. Breast density is a way to describe t...

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Air Pollution Could Be A Greater Health-Risk Than Ebola And HIV

In the past two months, environmental pollution has been in the news more than a fair few times. First, the largest epidemiological study ever conducted in the developing world fou...

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Air Pollution

How Indoor Air Pollution Can Affect Your Health

Recently, I told you about a study that found a strong link between the highest levels of fine particulate air pollution, known as PM2.5, and death rates from heart and respiratory...

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Heart Disease

Could Air Pollution Be The Real Culprit Behind Heart Disease?

Cholesterol... it's a word that can send shivers down your spine... because as you are very well aware by now, it is supposedly the number one villain behind heart disease. At lea...

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Monsanto Forced To Label Roundup With Cancer Warning

You know its name. You know the health risks linked to it. I'm talking about Roundup — one of the UK's most popular weed killers used by gardeners and farmers. In fact, the use o...

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