Air pollution constitutes the largest health risk among all environmental risks, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), 92% of the world’s population breathes substandard air as they live in places where air pollution exceeds safe limits. Annually, about 6.5 million deaths around the world are attributed to poor air quality inside and outside, making air pollution the world’s fourth-largest threat to human health, behind high blood pressure, dietary risks and smoking.

The major sources of harmful emissions are inefficient transportation system, power plants, oil refineries, industrial facilities, household fuel and waste burning. Other natural sources include wild fires and…


There is a strong link between the health of a nation and the state of its environment. What this means is that in achieving the third goal of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — SDG3 — ‘Good health and wellbeing’, it is important to apply an all-inclusive approach that supports the realisation of the other SDGs, especially SDGs 6 and 7 — ‘Clean water and sanitation’ and ‘Affordable and clean energy’, respectively. …


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Alzheimer’s disease — a progressive and irreversible Neuro-degenerative disorder. It is the most common form of Dementia (loss of memory, language, problem-solving and other thinking abilities that are severe enough to interfere with daily life).

It is estimated that about 44 million people are currently living with dementia and the number is expected to rise to 135 million by 2050 with 71% residing in low and middle-income countries. In sub- Sahara Africa the number of people with dementia was estimated at over 2 million people in 2015 and projected to surpass 7.6 million in 2050. …


Recent studies and news have reported a link between coronavirus (COVID-19) health impacts and air pollution. Air pollution, according to the World Health Organisation, accounts for an estimated 4.2 million premature deaths globally. Air Pollutants with high health impacts include particulate matter (PM): PM10 and PM2.5, ozone (O3), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and sulphur dioxide (SO2). High air pollution levels can cause immediate health problems such as intensified cardiovascular and respiratory illness, increased exertion to the heart and lungs to supply the body with oxygen, and damaged cells in the respiratory system. Long term exposure can have permanent health conditions such…


Campaign poster is one of the most prominent features during political elections, employed by aspirants to intrigued and inform electorates of their messages and identity.

These posters raises questions over free and fair election, financial cost of election, littering, environmental degradation and aesthetic of public spaces. While the environmental argument on election posters are considered by some as a tactical necessity because they inform constituents and increase the public’s familiarity with candidates, others complain that that they are unsightly, ill-fitting, a scourge to the environment and modern society. …


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“We are not passive inhabitants of Earth. We give Earth its shape and form. We are responsible for Earth”. These are the words of George Perkins March recognised by some as America’s first environmentalist, in his book published in 1864, ‘Man and Nature’.

Sustainability is an unending process that requires constant effort and improvement in Nigeria considering the different developmental challenges facing the Nation. Environmental sustainability simply involves making decisions and taking actions that are in the interests of protecting the natural world, and its vital aspect in achieving sustainability in business. This article focuses on one of the triple…


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Non-communicable diseases (NCD) are diseases that are not caused by infectious agents (non-transmissible) and can last for a long time. They progress slowly and most times inflict years of disability on its victim and their family. They are a group of conditions that include cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory diseases, cancers, diabetes, and mental illness.

NCDs are recognized as the leading cause of death worldwide and worse still it is a major threat to economic and social development. According to the Global burden of disease data, NCDs cause 28 times more deaths than human immunodeficiency virus, but receive 17 times less…


The use of power generators by Nigerians to provide domestic electrification has become a common and acceptable practice in a country that possesses over 30,000MW (Megawatts) worth of electrical generation capacity, and supplies about 25 percent of neighbouring Ghana’s gas power. Records show that over 60 million Nigerians actively use electric power generators, and spend a staggering N1.56 trillion ($13.35m) to fuel them annually. …


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Cities are considered as the habitat for large intellectual species called humans. These ecosystems comprise of sub structural units referred to as buildings. Buildings are usually referred to as the third skin, it acts as an interface between the human body (including our skin and clothing) and the environment. All three layers serve as a kind of protection to the body and regulate the amount of heat exchange between the body and the environment.

We spend about 80 to 90% of our lives indoors, we were born in buildings — hospitals, we live in houses, educated in buildings- schools, work…

FUNMI AKINDEJOYE

Public Health/Environmental Practitioner

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