Environmental Allergies – Common Causes and Remedies

In recent years, anthropogenic climate change has led to proliferation of environment-related diseases. The allergies caused by environmental factors are a major health problem for tens of millions of people all over the world. Environmental allergies involve an immune response to something in your surroundings, including home, workplace and outdoor. In contrast to food allergies, environmental allergies are an immune overreaction to triggers you come into contact in the daily life. Many people with perennial allergies also show signs of mood disorders and anxiety. BetterHelp has more information on how to find a free therapist online. The most common environmental allergens … Continue reading

All You Need to Know About Carbon Monoxide and its Recycling

Carbon Monoxide is a chemical compound made up of 2 elements which are carbon and oxygen. The proportion of each element is equal which means for every 1 part of carbon, it has an equal part of oxygen. Carbon Monoxide is formed through a lot of processes. One of the most common processes is through the burning of wood or coal or other substances that occur naturally. Vehicles and exhausts also contribute to the creation of this chemical compound through combustion engines, which means every day, there are a lot of people contributing to the creation of carbon monoxide. However, … Continue reading

تأثير التغير المناخي على الصحة الإنجابية

تعد التغيرات المناخية من الأخطار الكبرى التي تهدد متطلبات صحة الإنسان الأساسية, ولكن يعتبر الأطفال والإناث وكبار السن خاصة في البلدان الفقيرة الأسرع تأثراً بالمخاطر الصحية الناجمة عن تغيّر المناخ والأطول تعرضاً إلى عواقبه الصحية. حسب تقديرات WHO, فأن تغير المناخ سيتسبب في حوالي 250000 حالة وفاة سنويًا بسبب سوء التغذية والأمراض بين عامي 2030-2050, حيث باتت تأثيرات التغير المناخي على الصحة معروفة ومثبتة, وذلك من خلال تدهور متطلبات الصحة من جودة الهواء والماء والأمن الغذائي والمأوى. حيث أدى الإحترار العالمي إلى زيادة الأمراض والوفيات الناجمة عن الأمراض القلبية والتنفسية والتحسس بسبب ارتفاع درجات الحرارة وتلوث الهواء, وارتفاع نسبة الإضطرابات … Continue reading

Environmental Psychology: Key to Understanding Human-Nature Relationship

Environmental psychology is a relatively new branch of psychology which explores how the environment impacts human behaviour and vice-versa. It is an inter-disciplinary field which encompasses all kinds of environment including natural environments, built environments, learning environments, informational environments and social settings. The key objective of environmental psychology is to improve the relationship between mankind and the environment using theory, research and practice. It also endeavours to find ways to improve our relationship with the surrounding world. The popular areas in environmental psychology includes: Perception and evaluation of built environment Environmental consequences of human actions Evaluation of building and natural … Continue reading

Environmental Therapy as an Emerging Therapeutic Method

Environmental therapy is a therapeutic tool aimed at treating both physical health and mental health issues by detoxifying the body. The basic idea behind environmental therapy, also known as ecotherapy, is that the human beings are connected to the natural environment and are influenced by the changes taking place in the external environment due to the presence of environmental toxins. Detoxification of the body through outdoor activities is the mainstay of environmental therapy. The Rationale for Environmental Therapy In the past few decades, the deterioration of the environment has not only wreaked havoc for natural ecosystems but also led to … Continue reading

آثار التغير المناخي على الصحة العامة

تسبّبت الأنشطة الصناعية الحديثة خلال السنوات الأخيرة من القرن الماضي في إطلاق  وتكدّس الغازات الدفيئة في الطبقة السفلى من الغلاف الجوي وبالتالي حجز الحرارة والتأثير على مناخ الأرض, فمنذ عام 1975 وكل عقد يسجل درجات حرارة أعلى من العقد الذي يسبقه, حيث قدر معدل إرتفاع درجات الحرارة العالمي بـ 0.15-0.20 سْ للعقد الواحد, ولقد صرحت الأمم المتحدة أن العقد الماضي قد سجل معدل درجات حرارة هي الأشد في التاريخ. وبطبيعة الحال، كان للدول العربية نصيباً من هذا الإرتفاع، حيث شهدت عدة دول في المنطقة موجات حارة غير مسبوقة. تشكل التغيرات المناخية تهديداُ على صحة سكان الأرض عامة, ولكن يعتبرسكان الدول … Continue reading

Polluted by Noise: When Silence is an Oasis

The roar of a car engine coming to life. Howling dogs and screeching cats. Airplanes are flying above. Karaoke blasting through the air at the worst possible time; in the middle of the night. The hustle and bustle of construction throughout the day. These are all relatively familiar, everyday sounds and occurrences. But do you know that they all constitute noise pollution? Maybe you’re wondering if noise pollution is even a real thing, and we’d like you to know that it most definitely is. It’s an invisible danger that is always present, all around us. There’s a reason informative websites … Continue reading

Reasons Why Fracking is Environmentally Unsound

Fracking is, “the process of drilling down into the earth before a high-pressure water mixture is directed at the rock to release the gas inside” [1]. Fracking remains controversial due to its negative effect on the environment- especially in light of climate change. As such, it is necessary to explore the downsides of fracking as well as environmentally-friendly alternatives. Negative Impacts of Fracking Fracking is a very popular source of energy. However, it is unsustainable and wasteful.  This is as, “fracking uses huge amounts of water, which must be transported to the site at significant environmental cost” [1]. In addition, … Continue reading

Waste Management in Morocco

Solid waste management is one of the major environmental problems threatening the Mediterranean Kingdom of Morocco. More than 5 million tons of solid waste is generated across the country with annual waste generation growth rate touching 3 percent. The proper disposal of municipal solid waste in Morocco is exemplified by major deficiencies such as lack of proper infrastructure and suitable funding in areas outside of major cities. According to the World Bank, it was reported that before a recent reform in 2008 “only 70 percent of urban MSW was collected and less than 10 percent of collected waste was being … Continue reading

Environmental Risks of Improper Drug Disposal

With more people leaning on prescription medication to fix their diseases and ailments, it becomes an issue when they don’t know how to properly dispose of it. During 2015-2016, it was proven that just under half of the population of America had used prescription drugs in the past 30 days. Many people tend to just forget about their prescription medication which leaves it available for children to find accidentally. However, others will casually throw away their drugs or flush them. The result of this can have an awful impact on the environment. This is why we must understand how to … Continue reading

Why You Should Give Eco-Friendly Gifts To Your Mom?

Giving eco-friendly gifts to your mom is the most rewarding gift you can give her. Why? By gifting these types of gifts to your mom, you’ll make her feel like she’s appreciated. Fortunately, there are many ways to present sustainable gifts. First, you could just go online and browse through different online stores, then you’ll come across some amazing deals for eco-friendly gifts in just minutes. Second, go to the local craft store as they usually have some great offers for you. Last, but not least, consider giving eco-friendly gifts to your mom with the help of an expert craft … Continue reading

آثار الحروب البيولوجية على البيئة والتنوع الحيوي

تعد الأسلحة البيولوجية من أشد الأسلحة المعروفة فتكاً وتدميراً, حيث أنها تستخدم للتسبب المتعمد في نشر الأوبئة بين البشر وفي تدمير البيئة من ماء وهواء وتربة, كما أنها تستخدم ضد المحاصيل الزراعية والثروة الحيوانية والتي هى لب إقتصاد بعض الدول. ومن أشهر أنواع الأمراض المستخدمة في الحروب البيولوجية: الجمرة الخبيئة, الجدري, الطاعون, الكوليرا, إنفلونزا الطيور, وأمراض الفم والقدم. بالإضافة إلى الآثار الكارثية للأسلحة البيولوجية, فإن خطورتها تكمن في إنخفاض تكلفتها وسرعة وسهولة تحضيرها ونقلها وإستخدامها مقارنة بأسلحة الدمار الشامل الأخرى, وعلى العكس من القنابل النووية والكيمائية, فإنه يسهل إحاطة القنبلة الحيوية بالسرية التامة, حيث أنها تنتشر بشكل خفي عبر الهواء … Continue reading