Wildfires are horrific natural disasters that can devastate individual households and large communities alike. By definition, wildfires, also known as wildland fires, are known to ravage combustible wildland vegetation areas. Depending on the incident, a wildfire can destroy natural forests, negatively impact soil fertility and water cycles, or even threaten the health of those residing nearby the ignition point. In terms of cause, different events can ignite wildfires, ranging from human-caused to naturally occurring. Arson, equipment malfunctions (i.e., car accidents), unattended campfires, discarded cigarettes, and burning debris are all culprits of human-caused wildfires. On the other hand, natural fires result … Continue reading →
With almost 250 fatalities in the oil industry for every one death of a worker in wind power, the renewable energy sector appears to be a much safer environment in which to work. Of course, the production of oil has a long established history and a much larger workforce; the International Labour Organisation estimates that at least 6 million people work directly for the industry. However as the renewable energy sector continues to grow, it may yet present some of the same health and safety risks as fossil fuel industries. And due to new hazards such as the extreme height of wind turbines, … Continue reading →
حاز التعديل الجيني للكائنات الحية باستخدام التقنيات الحيوية على إهتمام عالمي من قبل مختصي العلوم الحياتية وشركات الإنتاج الغذائي والصيدلاني على حد سواء, حيث ترتبط تطبيقات التقنيات الحيوية بالقضايا الحيوية للإنسان الصحية منها والإنتاجية. يندرج التعديل الجيني تحت أحد فروع العلوم الحياتية ألا وهوعلم البيولوجيا الجزيئية والذي يتعامل مع المعلومات الوراثية المخزنة فيDNA من زاوية مبتكرة تماماً. ما هو التعديل الجيني؟ هو تعديل المادة الجينية من خلال إستخلاص جينات محددة تحمل صفات معينة مرغوبة من كائن حي (إنسان, نبات, حيوان, مايكروب), ثم لصقها بجينات كائن حي آخر بهدف نقل تلك الصفة المرغوبة إلى الكائن المستقبِل، ويظهر هنا أن التقنيات الحيوية … Continue reading →
Preparing a home for living with a disability is not as easy as you think. It requires various considerations to ensure mobility and safety. It is always important to consider the condition of your loved one before setting up your home. Experts recommend different tips for preparing your home for living with a disability. It is also worth investing a little bit on some features of your home such as lighting, doors, acoustic, floor and aesthetics. These features need specific refinement to make your home more accessible and friendly for people with disabilities. These are a few ways to prepare … Continue reading →
Toxins found at work are poisoning us and ending lives on a global scale. A 2018 United Nations report stated that “one worker dies at least every 30 seconds from exposure to toxic industrial chemicals, pesticides, dust, radiation, and other hazardous substances.” In addition, workplace-related diseases, such as lung cancer linked to inhaling carcinogens on the job, “account for around 86% of all premature death.” Toxins in the workplace can cause “debilitating and fatal lung diseases, neurological disabilities, and reproductive impairments such as infertility and inability to carry a pregnancy to term,” the UN report said. Given the deadly nature of toxic chemicals, minerals and … Continue reading →
Industrial environments are not the safest of places. Chemicals, heavy machinery, hazardous processes, and the like are fairly common. There’s a very good reason that safety protocols in factories and other industrial sites are very strict and are enforced to the last detail. However, it isn’t just people that are under physical risk in an industrial environment. The cables that allow smart factory technology to function are also at risk in these places. There are many hazards and even the most toughened, protected cables might still get damaged. This is true for older, “legacy” factories and more modern ones, which … Continue reading →
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