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

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

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

Are Air Filters Eco-Friendly?

We all want the air in our homes to be clean but we also want our environment to be clean as well. Even though most people want both of those things, they never stop to wonder if they might conflict with each other. In other words, they never stop to wonder if the air filters they use to keep the air in their home clean are also bad for the environment. As with most questions regarding environmental friendliness, the answer is complicated. However, that should not discourage you from using air filters. They are very important in keeping the air … Continue reading

Reducing Energy Poverty is Crucial to Sustainable Development

The world is currently facing an unprecedented health crisis, and as usual the vulnerable communities are hit the hardest.  Energy poverty (or lack of access to electricity) is worsening the humanitarian crisis amid COVID-19 pandemic, and is preventing the poor from securing social benefits and economic opportunities. Electricity, in modern life, is the foundation and lifeline for communities and economies to run and thrive. There is a growing international acknowledgement of the strong ties between poverty and lack of access to modern energy. For example, in impoverished communities, peoples’ well-being is in grave danger, because of the use of dirty … Continue reading

The Future Of Dermatological Testing: Is Vegan The Way Forward?

The rapidly growing consumer awareness surrounding ethical choices in skincare and cosmetics is pushing the industry to evolve. The idea of ‘vegan’ extends far beyond diet, reaching into every aspect of consumer lifestyle choices, including beauty and healthcare products. Traditional dermatological tests involve allergen and irritation checks, often performed on animals or using animal-derived substances. Vegan dermatological testing, on the other hand, utilizes cutting-edge technology to mimic human responses without causing harm to living beings. This harmonizes with a wider societal shift toward ethical and sustainable practices, making skincare compatible with moral and ethical considerations. Understanding Dermatological Testing When the … Continue reading

Common Water Pollutants and Their Effects on the Environment

English poet W.H. Auden once said, “Thousands have lived without love, not one without water,” and how true that is. Water is what keeps us alive and sustains us. Why, then, do we have such a problem keeping water clean, and what does water pollution do, not only to us but to the environment? Let’s delve into the subject of water pollution so we can better understand it and its effects on the whole world. Water Pollution Facts Water pollution is caused when a toxic substance gets into the water supply, whether that be a river, ocean, or the underground … Continue reading

كيفية التجنب من شرب المعادن الثقيلة؟

تظهر المعادن الثقيلة بشكل طبيعي في البيئة المحيطة بنا. لذا فهي ليست من المواد التي نريدها في أجسامنا. ينتج عن كل من المعادن الثقيلة الشائعة تفاعلات مختلفة داخل الجسم. في بعض الحالات قد تساهم بعض المعادن بالتسمم أو بعض الأمراض. إليكم ما نحتاج معرفته عن المعادن الثقيلة وكيفية تجنب شربها. الأعراض التي تسببها المعادن الثقيلة إن وجدت في ماء الشرب ليس من السهل دائمًا معرفة ما إذا كان لديكم معادن ثقيلة في مياه الشرب. تتراوح الأعراض المتعلقة بوجود كميات من المعادن الثقيلة من خفيفة إلى شديدة ، فهي تميل إلى التطور ببطء بمرور الوقت. تشمل بعض الأعراض الشائعة المرتبطة بالتعرض … Continue reading

Starvation in Poor Countries – A Pandemic Deadlier than Covid-19

The world has been propelled on a fast track journey of dealing with Covid-19 across the developed world where the pandemic has created chaos and mayhem of astounding proportions. The faint light that gave hope was the fact that this was happening in the developed regions of the globe where people do have access to health services, adequate housing, well stocked warehouses, communications networks, financial assets and funds (even if diminishing under economic stress), and so forth. Now Covid-19 has reached into the areas which the learned persons write of as informal settlements. The Onslaught on Vulnerable Masses Let us … Continue reading