Common Health and Safety Hazards in Factories

Just like elsewhere in the western world, In the UK as well the government has prescribed some safety regulations that have to be adhered to by any workplace. Protection against health and safety hazards may even extend to the families of people employed in hazardous occupations. In the European Union, member countries have enforced authorities to ensure that the legal basics related to occupational health and safety hazards is followed in any case.

Hazard is something that can cause harm if not controlled. A risk is the probability of the outcome which will occur if harm occurs. The outcome can be defined as the result of an uncontrolled hazard. Risk analysis is conducted to identify hazards, evaluate the risk, and identify and prioritize the required actions.

Workplace safety hazards are normally grouped into environmental hazards, environmental agents, physical agents, physical hazards, chemical agents, and biological hazards. Environmental hazards normally include asphyxiation and dehydration. Environmental agents include heat and cold stress. Physical hazards include collision, tripping, falling, and electricity. Physical agents include noise, vibration, and lighting.

Other hazards are mechanical hazards, biological hazards, and chemical agents. Depending on the type of work that is done in a factory, safety precautions have to be employed. Office workers can be affected by a flu spread by a co-worker, and a factory worker can receive serious injury because of an accident. Common health and safety hazards can be avoided by taking necessary precautions. But, even with all necessary precautions accidents do occur.  Continue reading “Common Health and Safety Hazards in Factories”

Environmental Medicine Available For Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction is the inability of a man to have erection or sustain the erection which is required for a successful sexual intercourse. It is commonly known as “Impotence”. It is caused due to several reasons like health problems, intake of harmful drugs and even due to alcohol and smoking. Almost all fields of medicine like allopathic medicines, ayurveda, and homeopathy have tried to resolve the issues and find a solution to erectile dysfunction. We can safely say that some of them achieve success to some extent, but yet there is no guarantee of a cure with most regimens.

If we come to the traditional beliefs of the treatments of ED, Asian cultures have different believes, as compared to the west. They strongly believe in the holistic approach when it comes to medicine and health. They truly idolize the natural treatments for the cure of diseases. This is something they have been doing for ages which has really worked very well.

Previously, experiments to check the efficiency of the herbal and environmental medicine were conducted on a trial basis, using animals, and had limited effects on human being. But recently, Asian herbal medicine has come to the forefront, and more people and physicians are turning to it, as it supposedly has lesser side effects.

The following are a list of the herbal medicines which are playing a very important part in curing one of the most common and threatening diseases in men known as erectile dysfunction. Continue reading “Environmental Medicine Available For Erectile Dysfunction”

Why We Need More Skepticism in Environmental and Health News

Skepticism is the act of refusing to believe a claim without proof (unlike climate-change ‘skeptics’, who refuse to believe claims with very credible proof). Environmental news is filled with extremism or conspiracy theories, with people unscientifically predicting the end of world. Health news is similar, with snake oil salesmen and miracle cures being sold by almost every site that claims to provide health news.

The biggest problem in environmental news by far the amount of conspiracy theorists, with sites like ENEnews telling of a world-wide cover-up of the Fukushima “disaster” despite the lack of a realistic disaster scenario. The second largest problem is both the Global Warming and Climate Change deniers and extremists. The deniers help to spread the lies that Climate Change or Global Warming isn’t real, using non-arguments like “global cooling” (which never had any following among the scientific community) or that a few degrees in temperature change isn’t really that bad. Extremists are unscientific as well, promoting conspiracy theories that predict the end of the earth, and while I agree pollution and global warming are both awful, and they should be one of our priorities, they aren’t the most important thing.

The field of health news is by far worse, with hugely popular sites promoting pseudoscience of the miracle cures of homeopathy, faith healing, or chiropractic medicine. People who go against their manufactured grain in this area are beaten down by the promoters of quackery, mainly because emotions are far easier and faster to use as a source than actual data. These promoters of quackery will call anyone who doesn’t believe in alternative medicine a paid shill, someone who promotes the pharmaceutical industry in their writing, despite big business’ being behind much of alternative medicine as well, especially homeopathy. Another problem in this field is the co-opting of issues like organic food, which is now an awful industry that exists solely to make a profit on people who think they’re actually eating good foods, the local food movement is far better if you want to have a healthy meal. Modern day organic is simply a re-branding done by big-business, with a few changes in how they operate, yet it is still the same corporations doing all the farming.  Continue reading “Why We Need More Skepticism in Environmental and Health News”