How Humans Get in the Way of Clean Water

On November 1, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

People in the developed world take clean water for granted, as there are two billion people on the planet where clean water is not a guarantee. While there are ways to combat the issue of available drinking water, many of these projects are hindered by humans. Many times, the planning is not up to par, […]


‘Our children in danger’ after chemical blaze

On October 31, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

A chemical plant in the French city of Rouen recently experienced a large fire at a chemical factory. Officials said the Lubrizol that caught plant released 5,000 tonnes of chemicals into the area, but the the fumes were harmless. Although, days after the fire, many people in Rouen are experiencing illnesses, and there are several […]


6 Easy Ways to Be Healthier –

On October 29, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

Everyone wants to be healthy but it can seem like an unattainable goal. Incorporating simple steps into your day can really help. For every hour that you sit, you need five minutes of exercise. If you do not like an exercise activity, you will not do it, so find something that works for you. Dancing […]


We can’t assume our water is safe to drink. But we can fix it.

On October 27, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

As Americans, we tend to trust that our water is safe to drink, since we have regulatory rules and checks to make sure it is. But when you look at the facts, one in four Americans do not have access to safe drinking water as defined by our laws. Violations range from high levels of […]


World Food Day 2019: encouraging healthy diets for a #zerohunger world – On Medicine – BMC Blogs Network

On October 25, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

Obesity has become of great concern as people are actually malnourished and live sedentary lifestyles. Obesity causes disability and death worldwide. The World Food Day 2019 is asking everyone to have healthy diets. Eat servings of fruits and vegetables. Knowledge and motivation is needed. School age children need to be introduced to better choices and […]


UK weather turns to bring first snow as winter comes early – and it’s going to be brutal –

On October 23, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

Winter could make an early arrival in the UK this year. The first significant snowfall could happen as early as October. Experts predict that this upcoming winter could be the coldest that the UK has seen since the historic winter of 2010 and 2011. This winter is expected to be rough due in part to […]


Six Times More Plastic Waste is Burned in U.S. than is Recycled — Plastic Pollution Coalition

On October 21, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

We have all heard that recycling is good for the planet, but the U.S. may need some help with this. As the result of fast food restaurants, plastic cups, lids, straws, and our overall neglect to the environment, the U.S. burns six times more plastic waste than they recycle it. To reduce plastic pollution, scholars […]


6 Reasons to Drink Water

On October 17, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

Fluid loss in the human body occurs constantly through breathing, evaporation, and excretion, so it’s important to stay hydrated constantly. The threat of dehydration can be deadly at times, and drinking lots of water helps the body maintain it’s fluid level. It also has several other benefits, including erasing wrinkles in the skin, jump-starting muscles, […]


Plastic: The Problem And Its Impact – Impact Hub

On October 15, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

Plastics have changed our lives. Unfortunately, it has changed our lives for the better and worse. Intense plastic use has negatively impacted our environment because it takes years to decompose. The waste derived from plastic is unthinkable and is expected to become a huge problem for future generations. In addition to environmental problems, there is […]


The Water Myth

On October 13, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

The old notion of having to drink 6-8 glasses of water a day is actually a myth. This amount (about 2.5 liters) came from a half-century old study with no basis in fact. The truth is that we do lose some water to bodily processes like breathing, sweating, and urinating, but not that much. Although […]