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

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The Dangerous Toxin In Head Lice Shampoo

Head lice. Just the thought of them sends shivers down the spine of every parent and grandparent... The repeated painstaking wet combing... the hair washing... of everyone in the f...

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GM Foods

GM Foods: Don’t Believe The Hype

It's not easy being green. And it's especially hard if you're not even green to begin with. An editorial in New Scientist tries to make the case that genetically modified (GM) c...

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Why Organic Food Is Better

I still have one more bone to pick with the Stanford University organic food study I told you about previously. And it concerns the primary reason we eat food in the first place...

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Why You Should Ignore Recent Reports On Organic Foods

"Do you really need to throw away money on organics?" is the question many people ask. It comes as no surprise though, because lately organic food has had a negative spin in the...

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Environmental Health: Harmful BPA Chemical In Dental Fillings

Those of us who live in the UK were relieved when baby bottles containing the industrial chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) had to be removed from all store shelves across the EU on 1 J...

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The Toxic Terrors Lurking In Your Home

Recently we launched a special research report on the dangers of environmental toxins,'Toxic Free Zone: 99 ways to stop your body becoming a toxic waste dump'. In this special he...

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Call To Ban BPA From Food Containers Is Ignored

Before I knew what a polyphenol was or what double-blind placebo-controlled really meant, I believed the words "clinically proven" meant something was effective and, more import...

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Paint Linked With Risk Of Cancer And Infertility

With the winter showing us the last of its true colours many of us may already be making plans for home renovations and a fresh lick of paint here-and-there around the house. But y...

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How Microwaving Your Food Can Damage Your Health

While there are as many opinions as doctors and writers in natural medicine, we all subscribe to a few absolutes. One of these, is that microwaving your food isn't natural or he...

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Finally! Concerns About X-Ray Scanners Are Taken Seriously

I'm no exhibitionist... especially when I'm passing through an airport. I'm willing to bet that apart from the odd hen or stag do party, not many of you are either. That's why I si...

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