Water Stress

Five years after the onset of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, there is a prevalence of depression and post traumatic stress disorder amongst its residents.

A Prevalence of Ringing

Tinnitus has been shown to affect more than 740 million adults and is perceived as a major problem by more than 120 million people across the world.

Junk Advertisements

A restriction on junk food advertising across the Transport for London network in 2019, has resulted in 94,867 fewer cases of obesity, 2,857 cases of diabetes prevented or delayed, and 1,915 fewer cases of cardiovascular disease.

Pollutants on the Storm

After Hurricane Harvey, flooding damage to oil refineries, chemical plants, and Superfund sites meant that residents in the Houston metropolitan area were exposed to increased levels of chemical pollutants, including pesticides, flame retardants, and other harmful industrial compounds.

Rising Injustice

Global Warming is likely to lead to a huge increase in heat-induced labour loss, which will mainly impact those who work outdoors and for low wages. A tragic example of environmental injustice.

Immature Vapers

Flavoured e-cigarettes have led to more than 1 million young people (aged between 14 and 17) in the United States becoming daily tobacco users.

Unhealthy Debts

In the United States, of those students who take out loans to fund their university-level education, the average graduates with debts of more than $30,000. There has now been shown to be a positive correlation between student debt and cardiovascular disease risk.

Blind in the Mind

Aphantasia is a phenomenon in which people are unable to visualize imagery. People that are affected by this condition have no ‘mind’s eye’, meaning that their imagination is essentially blind. It has now been shown that this condition can be detected by looking at how the pupils respond to light.

Deadly Diets

A globalised diet of ultra-processed foods is having a negative impact on both human and planetary health. These foods lead to higher risks of obesity, cancer, depression, and death, while the lack of diversity in agriculture is bad because it reduces the gene pool, thereby making it harder for crops to adapt to global environmental changes.

Greening Healthcare

Recent research has shown that in Northern California, the annual average healthcare cost was found to be $374 lower per person per year for those living near the most green space than it was for those living near the least green space.