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Healthy Environment and A Long Life

Healthy Environment and A Long Life

By Clifford Woods

Healthy Environment and A Long LifeIndividuals have a constant interaction with the environment. These interactions affect the quality of life, either bestowing years of healthy life or causing health problems and shorter lives. Environmental health involves controlling or preventing disease, disability, and injury related to the interactions between the environment and people.

Adverse solid waste material vastly affects the quality of life, resulting in various hindrances in living a healthy and long life, while also making the quality of life in some areas unbearable.

2020 Healthy People Environmental Health Objectives
The 2020 Healthy People Environmental Health Objectives focus on those areas that highlight some elements of environmental health. These consist of air quality outdoors; toxic substances and hazardous wastes; and ground and surface water quality, as well as other elements needed for a healthy environment that promotes a long life.

Quality of Air
When we think of the surroundings and sustainability, air quality is a natural consideration. The air quality touches numerous parts of the ecosystem globally including water, soil, wildlife, vegetation, and human life. In one-way or another, all living things depend on the air around us.

2012 Outdoor Pollution
In 2010, 3.2 million people died early from outdoor air pollution, mostly in Asia, and mostly from soot as well as other pollutants from trucks and diesel cars. This means that outdoor air pollution is now a much larger risk to health than high cholesterol and, along with obesity, is the health risk that is the fastest growing in the world, thus resulting in lack of a healthy environment nourishing quality life.

Solid and Hazardous Waste
Nearly every activity leaves behind some type of waste in the environment. Manufacturing and industrial processes create hazardous solid waste. Some of this waste has chemicals that are hazardous to people and the environment.

When these hazardous chemicals are in the environment, people become exposed to them. Exposure arises when individuals have interaction with the toxic waste, both directly and through other substances polluted with this waste. Living a healthy long life becomes a really tough task under such circumstances.

Companies Not Following Regulations
There are many companies that do not safely dispose of their toxic waste, contaminating entire communities they are located in. This results in many quality of life issues including early onset of cancers and other health problems, especially in the very young and the very old.

Ground and Surface Waters
The quality of ground and surface water possibly has the largest effect on long life – not so much in the United States, but certainly in underdeveloped countries where drinking water is polluted and babies and children often get sick and die from the quality of the water.

Surface water can become stagnant and polluted simply by not having a method to flow and take out many elements of solid waste. Often, surface water is not a good source of potable water and can harm animals, plants, and humans. In many areas of the world, water out of the ground is pumped out, so people can use it for bathing, drinking, and well as other uses in a household, industry and agriculture.

Healthy Environment and A Long LifeAdditionally, groundwater often reaches the surface through other pathways that are natural such as springs. Groundwater that is contaminated affects the health of everything when they bathe or drink water that is contaminated or when they eat anything that has been negatively affected by contamination of groundwater. The dream of a healthy environment is simply not possible without better quality water.

Goals that need to be met
So, anything that contaminates the air, water or other areas of the environment can diminish the quality of life as well as shorten a long life. As times go on, we are contaminating more and more of our drinking water, which is the number one resource that all animals, plants, and human beings need to continue to sustain healthy growth.

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Clifford WoodsClifford Woods is the CEO of Effective Environmental Services and Organic Environmental Technology
We brew Beneficial Microorganisms that eat toxins and offer Natural Organic Solutions

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Health Issues and a Clean Environment

Health Issues and a Clean Environment

By Clifford Woods

Health Issues and a Clean Environment

The term clean environment is somewhat vague and can be interpreted in many ways. A clean environment is not only necessary for aesthetic pleasure, but is essential in sustaining human health as well.
The most widely known health impacts of the environment can be attributed to factors like pollution, climate change, ozone depletion, land degradation and the obvious loss of biodiversity. It is such factors that bring about the correlation between health issues and a clean environment.

Why look at environment and health?
There is increasing awareness that our health and the environment in which we live are closely linked, and in 2006 the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that 24% of the global burden of disease was due to modifiable environmental factors. This growing awareness is reflected in recent health and environmental initiatives from governments and other organizations.

A lot has been said about the health issues brought about by poor indoor and outdoor quality, lack of sanitation, the use of hazardous chemicals and poor water quality as well. These are all factors that directly affect human health and are as a result of our poor efforts at maintaining and creating a clean environment.

Many blame the sorry state of the environment on the growing population, the projected increase from 6.8 billion to 9.2 billion by the 2050 means that we should expect worse days to come. This link between resource utilization and population is easy to follow, but is largely due to our lifestyles.

There is simply too much carbon dioxide production and this is all easily traced from sources, such as cars, detergents, pesticides, manufacturing and of course, the receding water levels.

Health and the Environment

  • While there are efforts to improve the environment, it is still shocking that preventable ailments and premature deaths still occur globally due an unclean environment and here’s proof:
  • 3 million children lose their lives every year due to diarrhea, which is brought about by unclean water and poor sanitation
  • Malaria still claims close to 3 million lives yearly
  • Acute poisoning from pesticides effects between 3.5 and 5 million people in developing countries
  • About 4 million children lose their lives to respiratory infections many of which are linked to poor indoor and outdoor air quality

While it’s clear that many of these health issues affect those in developing countries, environmental threats are everywhere and industrialization is now the major threat to a clean environment. Industrial pollution is now the leading cause of air pollution and toxic waste. In fact, statistics show that respiratory conditions, such as asthma, are becoming more prevalent in the developed world mainly due to environmental factors.

Environmental conditions that affect human health are manageable and even preventable with better environmental care and practices. A clean environment is not just the responsibility of your government, but falls upon us all. There are many advantages to having a clean environment and some of these include:

  • Less communicable diseases
  • Enhanced quality of life
  • Better food quality
  • Clean energy for future generations and more

Health and the environment affect us all, but it is the poor who are most affected and especially the children and women. While the health issues that have been brought about by global changes are quite easy to identify, many of us ignore them unless we are directly infected or affected.

Human health has always undergone threats from natural phenomena like draught, fire, flooding and others. This is however, being worsened by poor environmental management. Remember that good health and a clean environment coexist.


Clifford WoodsClifford Woods is the CEO of Effective Environmental Services and Organic Environmental Technology
We brew Beneficial Microorganisms that eat toxins and offer Natural Organic Soluiotns

Fighting Microbes with Microbes | The Scientist Magazine®

Like humans, with their complement of microbes that aid in everything from immune responses to nutrition, plants rely on a vast array of bacteria and fungi for health and defense. Over the last decade, research has revealed many new functional aspects of the crosstalk between human-associated microbes and human cells, but plant biologists are only beginning to scratch the surface of the often surprising ways that soil microbiota impact plants, from underground fungus-wired alarm systems to soil bacteria that can trigger defensive plant behavior or even act as a sort of vaccine. But despite these benefits, microbes are still primarily thought of as harbingers of disease……

Fighting Microbes with Microbes | The Scientist Magazine®.

Beneficial Bacteria: 12 Ways Microbes Help The Environment | WebEcoist

Beneficial Bacteria: 12 Ways Microbes Help The Environment | WebEcoist.

Excellent Read !

 

 

Organic Office Cleaners

Organic Office Cleaners

By Clifford Woods

Keeping your office clean is just as important as keeping your home clean. You spend a good deal of time at the office, sometimes even more so than at home, so making sure that everything is clean and tidy is one of the things that should be on your mind as you look around it right now.

When was the last time you cleaned your computer parts? When was the last time you cleaned your desk or windows? When was the last time you sanitized the door handles and light switches or even your office chairs? If you cannot recall the last time perhaps, it’s time to get up and start cleaning.

Organic Office Cleaners

If you use organic methods in your home there is no reason why those same methods won’t work in your office.

Having organic office cleaners means that you are cleaning green and you are being mindful to the people who come in and out of the office that you work in day to day.

Keeping a healthy home office or even a public office naturally clean is a good way to start out the work week or end it. This way everything will be fresh and clean when you start working again on Monday.

You can buy your own natural or organic cleaners from grocery stores and warehouse stores. They are going to cost more than the normal cleaners. But, there is another way.

You can make your own organic office cleaners for just pennies on the dollar. This will help you feel better about what you are cleaning with, and make the people you work with feel better as well because most of the things you can make at home will leave no overpowering scent or odor which can bother some people who are sensitive to these things.

You will get the same kind of powerful cleaning but with all-natural flair. Using the best cleaners really means making them up yourself, so that you know what goes into them.

You can mix up vinegar and water to make a very effective window cleaning solution and this will also work to get off rust stains, which can be left behind from planters leaning against a wall or something on your desk.

You can use all natural vegetable oil to get scuff marks off leather furniture as well which is something that everyone can agree happens to office furniture.

You can mix together a bucket of water, lemon juice and a bit of salt and use it to wash down your desk so that you can get it back to its sparkling design.

You can run your office coffee maker through with a pot of vinegar (white vinegar) and then run it through again or twice with clean water and that will get the build-up and even shine up the glass pot so that it doesn’t have a film on it.

Your office should be as naturally clean as your home and with a bit of know-how you will be able to use ingredients that you already have at home or in the office even, or you buy them inexpensively at your local grocery store.

Using organic office cleaners means that you are doing your part for the environment, your loved ones, co-workers, and friends.



Author: Clifford Woods is the CEO of Effective Environmental Services and Organic Environmental Technology.

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What is Valuable about Composting?

What is Valuable About Composting?

By Clifford Woods

Over the course of human history and pretty much as far back as civilization stretches, composting has been used a means by which to grow food and enrich gardens. Sadly however, ever since mass-scale farming took over several decades ago, the practice has declined all over the world and there is less emphasis put on the importance of composting than ever before.

This is something that simply has to change for the future, and thankfully looks like it’s once again heading in the right way.

what is valuable about composting

A Rebirth for Composting: Nowadays, people are becoming more and more aware not only of what they are using around the home and the garden, but also what they are putting into their bodies and the effects their actions have on the environment. As such, the idea of composting has once again become a discussed point and people are realizing just how positive and beneficial this truly ancient practice can be and how much it really benefits our environment.

Even the most simple of endeavors like natural composting at home with the use of a single container for food scraps and organic waste is having a massively beneficial effect on the planet, helping to the reduce the need for landfills and other kinds of waste disposal. With the slightest effort, composting can lead to significant cash savings, benefits to health, positives for the garden and a beneficial boost to the environment all at the same time.

Getting Into the Habit: In order to be effective, those looking to compost at home need to “get into the habit” to a point where recycling their organic waste becomes natural, and not something they actually have to think about.

To work properly, effective composting at home needs to be part of a “lifestyle” and is an on-going process. Once these habits have been instilled however the benefits are too numerous to count, though include the following among others:

Value of Composting:

  • Production of an excellent product to boost the growth of organic fruits, vegetable and herbs at home – guaranteed to be 100% free of chemicals and harmful additives.
  • A free form of fertilizer that costs nothing – the waste will already be present as a part of everyday life, so why not put it to use?
  • An excellent alternative to use with 100% safety in environments where children or pets may be present.
  • A simple way of getting rid of refuses and waste from the garden, which may not be allowed in standard collections.
  • A means by which to reduce overall wastage and thus conserve landfill space.

Going about natural composting around the home essentially represents nothing more than common sense. After all, to overlook composting value and continue to throw out perfectly good organic matter only to go and pay good money for compost at the store is money poured needlessly down the drain.

Effective composting can be child’s play and there’s no reason not to get the kids involved from an early age and begin instilling good habits for life.

That being said, it’s never too late to get started and begin making a difference.

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Clifford Woods is the CEO of Effective Environmental Services and Organic Environmental Technology.

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The Organic Office

The Organic Office

By Clifford Woods

Why is the workplace all too often left out of the equation when thinking about organic and healthy living conditions? A tricky question to answer but this does indeed occur. Try and think of a few ways and means by which an office you know inside and out promotes a clean office environment hand-in-hand with organic living.

The idea of the organic office is for sure one of the less common and familiar in the world of natural living, but this doesn’t mean it is anything less than hugely important. In fact, given the fact that the majority of the Western World spends much of its waking life at work, what could be of bigger benefit than promoting the overall good by insisting on a fully organic office?

Hidden Dangers:  Unbeknownst to most, there are so many dangers around the average office workplace which come down to the use of chemicals where natural alternative could have been used in their place. As such, in order to understand the ways and means by which to create a safer office, it is vital to know where these dangers are and the alternatives available, including the following:

The Organic OfficeOrganic Office Cleaner:  The standard office cleaner in terms of both a can of spray and a professional service will BOTH more often than not use harmful chemicals and toxins. These have become the standards over recent decades to an extent where many have come to accept that the only route to a clean office environment is to use these chemicals and take their chances.

In reality however, this isn’t the case at all, as organic office cleaners are readily available for next to nothing and many  organic office cleaning services are also in the market of taking away the risks to their customers. Considering how many desks, surfaces, keyboards, telephones and so on are cleaned regularly, why take the risk of exposing a workforce to toxic chemicals?

Organic Supplies: Along with a generally clean office environment, it is also never a bad idea to introduce exclusive use of organic supplies across the boards, which can include DIY office cleaner, recycled paper and anything else produced by 100% safe and natural means.

Non-Toxic Materials: Recent discoveries have highlighted just how risky it can be to use certain types of vinyl, plastic and other materials on an everyday basis. As such, an addition to the organically clean office environment is the use of only 100% safe and natural materials across all stations, along with the elimination of any that may have the potential to cause harm.

Recycling: Last but not least, it is never a bad idea to get the whole workplace involved in recycling efforts, which can see the office reusing waste items, composting for use in plants or gardens and generally making efforts to reduce waste.

Along with the above, it is also essential to ensure that any professionals brought in from outside – carpet cleaners, A/C repairers etc. – champion the use of organic products and ONLY organic products in order to promote a clean organic office environment and 100% safety for workers.

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Clifford Woods is the CEO of  Effective Environmental Services and Organic Environmental Technology

Find out more about our Organic Office Cleaner

We brew Beneficial Microorganisms that eat toxins and offer Environmentally Friendly products.

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