March 2015

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Radon pollution… right at home

Radon pollution... right at home

“You can’t see, smell or taste radon in your home. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t there.”  From the case of Singapore in my previous post, let’s move into something a little more intimate to all of us… radiation pollution at HOME! What is radon? Radon is a radioactive, colourless, odourless, and tasteless gas, and […]

The animals of Chernobyl – Thriving or dying?

As mentioned in my previous post, Chernobyl is now home to many animals species. This also ties back to my point made in a post early on that we should not only be concerned about the impacts of radiation pollution on humans, but also to the larger environment around us. Hence this post is dedicated […]

Case Study: The women of Chernobyl’s toxic wasteland

Case Study: The women of Chernobyl's toxic wasteland

I’ve always been a fan of TED Talks because the speakers always touch on such interesting topics! So I was really excited when I came across this. It talks of a small population of elderly woman who remained living in Chernobyl after the nuclear disaster. The severity of the disaster at Chernobyl is well documented, […]

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