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Eskom wants to dodge air pollution rules – again

February 11, 2019
News  

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe told last week’s Mining Indaba that government is investing in research to develop ‘clean coal technologies’. But Eskom’s power stations show that coal-based power cannot be clean.

Refinery’s ‘potent fog’ sparks health crisis

July 4, 2016
Environmental Health  

Nose bleeds and watery eyes are just some of the symptoms experienced by a small community next door to Lonmin’s platimum refinery, but Lonmin denies any responsibility

Poor housing leaves Tshwane girl gasping for breath

After heavy rains tore into her family’s roof, a Tshwane toddler is at the mercy of damp and cold, which trigger severe asthma attacks.

Great-grandmother’s smoking can give you asthma

August 7, 2013
Cancer and Tobacco Control  

Maternal smoking can cause the third generation of offspring to suffer from asthma, a new study by Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Centre found. The study, published online by the American Journal of Physiology - Lung Cellular...