Keeping your home pollutant free

Keeping your home pollutant free

While the level of pollution outdoors may sometimes be out of our control, these are some ways to keep your house healthy. Our homes are meant to be a safe space, a sanctuary from all the troubles of the outside world. W...
Is your building making you sick?

Is your building making you sick?

Sick Building Syndrome may sound like a wishy-washy concept, but indoor pollution can pose very real health hazards. Imagine that you are on your way to work one morning and you notice that it is looking hazier than usua...
Pollution and you

Pollution and you

As the world becomes increasing urbanised, pollution has become a leading health risk for many people. In this issue, Priya Kulasagaran looks at how air pollution can impact communities as well as the quality of indoor a...
World Environment Day

World Environment Day

Falling on June 5th, World Environment Day is an annual event initiated by the United Nations to encourage worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1972, people have organis...
The poop perfume

The poop perfume

Due to sanitation problems in poor countries such as India, Bill Gates, billionaire philanthropist, has found a solution to help people in such conditions have an easier time using the bathroom. Although pit latrines giv...
3 Do's and Don't during a flood

3 do’s and don’ts during a flood

Heavy tropical storms often lead to both flash floods and prolonged periods of flooding over large areas. Here’s a guide on what not to do if this happens. With rainfall of over 2,000 to 4,000 mm per year, it’s no wo...
Waste not

Waste not

A study from the ACS (American Chemical Society) Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering journal has found that organosolv lignin, a waste product from the paper industry, can boost the SPF (sun protection factor) of sun...

Thick Blanket of Haze

Thick Blanket of Haze Oh no! Not again. The haze is back! It’s been here for a few days now and it’s getting worse. One can smell it with every breath one takes. You may have rushed to the stores in search of face ma...
No plastic

Not So Fantastic Plastic

When it comes to the evils of using plastic bags, consumers are bombarded with overt and subtle messages everywhere we turn. However, how much do we really know about plastic bags and why we should avoid using them? For ...