Tag Archives: human health

Farm animal production and human health

Human health is inextricably linked with farm animal welfare and industrial farm animal production. Data suggests that human health is negatively affected when animal welfare is compromised, an outcome that results from environmental degradation, the use of

Are disinfection processes an effective barrier in controlling the spread of antibiotic resistance in the environment?

According to the report on global surveillance of antimicrobial resistance published in 2014 by the World Health Organization (WHO), the world is heading towards a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries may once again

Chemistry of wonderful wet laundering

We use two types of laundries. One is dry-cleaning which is carried out using an organic solvent, and another is wet laundering is carried out using water and soap (surfactant). These observations are scientifically applied for the

Pollution may impair water, food, ecosystems, health and livelihoods

Trace/heavy metals are cadmium (Cd), cobalt (Co), chromium (Cr), copper (Cu), iron (Fe), mercury (Hg), manganese (Mn), nickel (Ni), lead (Pb), uranium (U), and Zinc (Zn). Metals pollution can be caused by direct discharge of effluents from

Genes regulating Wolbachia cell division

Bacterial infection underlies many devastating diseases, yet bacteria also play a central role in the maintenance of human health and well-being.  From aiding in host food digestion and limiting unfavorable bacterial growth to causing paralysis or even