Ambient Air, CANCER-CHECK: Ambient Air, Soil

AIRBORNE: DISPLACED RADIATION

The mid aged man retired to his rural hut after a day's job in the field. Though the skies had been cloudy for sometime, it had not rained in a while. The cold weather created a deception... An expectancy of what was not coming soon. 'Empty' clouds kept gathering everyday only creating hope which would… Continue reading AIRBORNE: DISPLACED RADIATION

Ambient Air, CANCER-CHECK: Ambient Air

AIRBORNE: INDOOR AIR POLLUTION

Air quality is just as important in our homes as it is outside of them. And here's the reason why. DOMESTIC ACTIVITIES Ever sprayed a can of perfume... Or lit up an LPG gas cylinder for domestic cooking... Ever painted your house... Or just moved in that sleek furniture shining with creamy varnish... These are… Continue reading AIRBORNE: INDOOR AIR POLLUTION

Ambient Air, CANCER-CHECK: Ambient Air, STRATEGIES

AIRBORNE: SMELL THE RUBBER?

A pungent smell punctuated the air. The street family had just finished cooking up a simple starchy meal to 'hold' their stomachs during the night. Besides the challenge of accessing food, fuel was hard to come by. Living in a city meant fewer trees and therefore less firewood. Besides, most of the charcoal dealers were… Continue reading AIRBORNE: SMELL THE RUBBER?

Ambient Air, CANCER-CHECK: Ambient Air, Metals

AIRBORNE: THE MAKING OF STEEL

A chimney has many functions one of which is blocking the release of harmful emmissions from industries. But what happens when it malfunctions... Well, nearby settlements suffer because of polluted air. Among the many industries, iron and steel production demands significant attention especially if their chimneys are malfunctional. And here's the reason why. IRON ORE… Continue reading AIRBORNE: THE MAKING OF STEEL

Metals, STRATEGIES, Water is Life

WATER IS LIFE: ENTER DISINFECTION

Ever since the discovery of microscopic life, man has always been weary of bacteria in water. And rightfully so. Microorganisms in water are associated with a number of severe to deadly infections such as cholera, dysentry and typhoid. Since many water microrganisms succumb at a temperature of around 80 degrees celcius, boiling has been employed… Continue reading WATER IS LIFE: ENTER DISINFECTION

CANCER-CHECK: Food, CANCER-CHECK: Water, Metals, STRATEGIES, Water is Life

WATER IS LIFE: A GEOLOGICAL ‘RAW DEAL’

The descent into Kenya's Rift Valley is a scene to remember. The escarpment abruptly lets you into an open space with your eyes wandering tens if not hundreds of miles away through the plains with volcanoes protruding from them. Kenya's Rift Valley is the country's food basket inhabited by hardworking people. But sections of them… Continue reading WATER IS LIFE: A GEOLOGICAL ‘RAW DEAL’

CANCER-CHECK: Food, CANCER-CHECK: Water, Metals, Water is Life

WATER IS LIFE: ACIDIC WATER

From the first day I tasted hot lemon water, I have always ensured that I take it religiously every evening before retiring to bed. Several things are appealing to me about it... Its bitter- sweet taste... Its citrusy texture... But above all, its acidic nature that corrodes our throats in a 'friendly' way... No wonder… Continue reading WATER IS LIFE: ACIDIC WATER