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You May Live Longer Where The Air Is Clean

August 11, 2013


  One of the health risk factors used in our health program to communicate the importance of a healthy lifestyle is air-pollution. The World health Organization (WHO) defines air pollution as, “contamination of the indoor or outdoor environment by any chemical, physical or biological agent that modifies the natural characteristics of the atmosphere.” According to […]

Air Pollution-A Health Risk Factor

May 10, 2013


  The World Health Organization(WHO) describes air pollution as ” contamination of the indoor and outdoor air  environment by any chemical, physical  or biological agent, that modifies the natural characteristics of the atmosphere.” The Center for Disease Control(CDC) describes air pollution as ” The presence of substances in the air that are either present in […]

Air Pollution-Particulate Matter

January 9, 2013


Air pollution is one of five health risk factors used in our health program, people who participate in the program do so to reduce or eliminate it from their lifestyle. Air pollution is a primary health risk factor that can be avoided by exposure to clean air and environment. Air pollution can come from dust, […]

Second-Hand Smoke May Affect Memory

October 7, 2012


Second hand-smoke is an air pollutant , it degrades the quality of air making the persons exposed to it at risk for certain health problems. Second hand-smoke is also a risk  factor for non-communicable diseases, the ones caused by smoking tobacco. Recently a research study found that second-hand smoke over time can cause memory impairment. […]

Diesel Fumes Has Been Classified As Carcinogenic

June 26, 2012


Diesel fumes,an air pollutant has been ruled an importnat health risk factor. This makes it a public health concern as passive smoking and poses the same threat. The fumes when inhaled makes diesel exhaust a health risk factor for cancer. In a new ruling the World Health Organization(WHO) declared it a health risk, it is […]

Smoking Cessation And Text Messages

June 12, 2012


A new discipline in health care called mobile health or mHealth makes it possible to change unhealthy lifestyles such as smoking. By sending text messages to mobile cellular phones a new health delivery module is created. Smoking is the single most preventable cause of death from cancer. Smoking is a major risk factor for non-communicable […]

How Smoking Affects The Human Body

May 31, 2012


Smoking affects many parts of the human body and in many ways. Smoking causes human health to deteriorate, making it more difficult to recover from an illness. Tobacco smoke is a pollutant, it produces second-hand smoke and causes air pollution. Smoking is a leading cause of premature death; infact smoking is a major health risk […]

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