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1-10 of 48 for the Category : Health and the Subcategory : Human Health


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Asbestos is the fibrous form of several silicate minerals. Its physical characteristics of being a good insulator, fire resistant and chemically inert have made it invaluable to many areas of commerce and industry. However, asbestos proves a serious

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Blue-green Algae -Cyanobacteria

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Cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) are a group of diverse gram-negative prokaryotes and are one of the earth’s most ancient life-forms.

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Carbon Monoxide

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Carbon monoxide is a colourless gas produced by incomplete combustion, mainly from motor vehicles and cigarettes. It is found naturally in the atmosphere in minute quantities.

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A carcinogen is any substance that is capable of causing cancer in animal tissues. Doctors and scientists do not fully understand how carcinogens cause cancer but much is known about the kinds of substances that cause the cancers.

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Chernobyl is a Russian nuclear power station, some 80 kilometres from Kiev in the Ukraine, where a nuclear accident occurred on 26 April 1986. The accident was caused by the deliberate switching off of safety systems, which resulted in the deaths of

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Dioxins such as CDDs, CDFs, and PCBs were created intentionally for industrial purposes, but others are created unintentionally from processes such as the incineration of waste, the burning of fossil fuels, and the chlorine bleaching of pulp and pape

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'E-Waste' describes all electronic and electrical waste, including computers, televisions, hi-fi's, mobile phones, game consoles, etc. and appliances such as refrigerators, stoves, microwave cookers, toasters, washing machines etc.

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Eco-labelling is a concept that ensures that products are labelled with information that informs the consumer or the user exactly what ingredients are in the product, whether or not they are ‘environment friendly’ and whether the packaging is bio

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Entomology is the study of insects. Insects make up by far the largest number of organisms on Earth and they are likely to outlive human beings because of their excellent adaptability.

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Environmental Justice

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Environmental justice tries to right the wrongs of past practices, which put the poor and the disadvantaged next to dirty and polluting industries or on poor and degraded land. It tries to ensure that the wrongs are not repeated.

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