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31-40 of 48 for the Category : Health and the Subcategory : Human Health

Plutonium

( Article Type: Explanation )

Plutonium is a heavy metal not found in nature because it undergoes radioactive decay over a period of time, and millions of years ago all the plutonium in the Earth’s crust had already disappeared due to the steady radioactive decay.

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Pollution

( Article Type: Explanation )

Pollution comes in many forms and types. In its broadest sense, pollution can be described as the result of the release to air, water or soil from any process or of any substance, which is capable of causing harm to man or other living organisms supp

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POPS & POPS Convention

( Article Type: Explanation )

POPs stands for Persistent Organic Pollutants, which is a group of chemicals targeted for elimination. These chemicals are all products of the industrial age and were initially used by the first world in industrial processes.

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Poverty Alleviation through Sustainable Development

( Article Type: Opinion )

There is no need to choose between people and the environment. And yet there is a common belief that we need to address poverty first, before we can think about the environment.

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Radiation

( Article Type: Explanation )

Radiation can be split into two main types: ionising and nonionising radiation. Ionising radiation is high-energy short-wave radiation, which has enough energy to knock electrons and change the atoms to positively charged ions.

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Radioactive Waste

( Article Type: Explanation )

Radioactive waste covers a spectrum from very low-level waste to very high-level waste and there are different challenges to be faced at the two ends of this spectrum.

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Safety, Health & Environment (SHE)

( Article Type: Overview )

Effective and appropriate safety, health and environmental management is a critical component of sustainable business practice.

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Sanitation

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Sanitation encompasses a number of different issues that address the need to safely dispose of the waste products from human activities without irreversible harm to the natural environment.

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Sick Building Syndrome

( Article Type: Explanation )

‘Sick building syndrome’ describes human illness characteristics that are brought about by air-conditioned buildings that do not introduce sufficient fresh air to the air-conditioning systems or filter, or clean the air passing through the air co

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Sulphur Dioxide

( Article Type: Explanation )

Sulphur dioxide (SO2) is a colourless, acrid gas formed by the combustion of sulphur. It is an oxidising and reducing agent and is used as a refrigerant, disinfectant, preservative and bleach.

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