Hakim Tabas is Health, Safety and Environmental Practitioner with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Occupational safety, Health and Environmental Management from GIMPA, Ghana. He thinks of Health and Safety as a calling and is very dedicated to the practice. He is affectionately known by colleagues and friends as Don Tono.
We all enjoy drinks – it could be soft or alcoholic. Society seems to frown on alcoholic drinks, as there is a general knowledge of the many ills it causes in its users, particularly, health effects. Fizzy drinks, however, are welcomed with delight – the young, the old and sometimes even babies enjoy it without caution.
Sulphur dioxide is a colorless gas with a pungent odor, it is a liquid when under pressure, it dissolves in water very easily and cannot catch fire. Sulphur dioxide in the air results primarily from activities associated with the burning of fossil fuels like charcoal, wood and oil.
A significant amount of disease could be prevented through access to safe water supply, adequate sanitation services and better hygiene practices. Diarrhoeal disease alone amounts to an estimated 3.6 % of the total Disability-Adjusted Life Year (DALY) global burden of disease and is responsible for the deaths of 1.5 million people every year (WHO 2012).
Although the detrimental effects of air pollution on human health have been brought widely to public notice, it appears that less attention has been given to the potential role of toxic air pollutants like allergens and particulates.
Mildew and moulds are fungi - simple microscopic organisms that thrive anywhere there is a moist environment.