Environmental Health

Man fined £1,000 for not picking up his dogs’ mess from garden

A man has been forced to pay £1,000 after he failed to clear up his dogs’ mess from the back of his house for six months.<p>Matt Scott, of Haslingden, …

Environmentalism

Contents, safety sheets posted in Parkersburg warehouse fire

West Virginia environmental and safety authorities have posted online more information on the contents of industrial warehouse that burned for a week …

Business

The Cornwall rat map reveals the towns where you're most likely to see vermin - Cornwall Live

The rat map of Cornwall has been revealed and it makes for grim reading.<p>Last year we asked Cornwall Council for a list of incidents when the local …

Experts Explain Why Lead Found In Fidget Spinners Is No Idle Threat

That fidget spinner your kid can’t put down? It turns out it may be putting children at risk for lead exposure.<p>That’s according to a report out …

Health Policy

20,000kg of chicken to be incinerated

Around 20,000kg of chicken will be destroyed after a business premises in the borough was raided by environmental health officers.<p>Wigan Council staff …

Manchester

Thekla: What Happens Next?

Earlier this week Thekla, Bristol's legendary floating venue, was under threat from a new luxury development.>

Housing

This type of fruit juice has been found to help you get an extra 84 minutes of sleep a night

It's been found that cherry juice can do wonders for those who may have trouble sleeping at night.<p>Recent research from Louisiana State University reveals that Montmorency tart cherry juice can help people get an extra 84 minutes of shut-eye. Cherries, which contain melatonin, have long been a …

Sleep

Re-examining the Evidence on BPA and Plastics

Is it time for us to reconsider whether plastics are truly harmful, or do we need to step up our vigilance about plastic exposure? Read on to learn …

Sustainability

Secret camera footage shows Subway manager taking bread out of bin to give to customers

A Subway manager has been caught on camera delving into a bin and taking out bread to serve to customers.<p>A worried employee shot the video, which …

Environmentalism

Did you eat at takeaway so grim staff used scourer they got out of bin?

If you’re eating as you read this you may want to look away now.<p>A chicken shop owner ended up in court after environmental health officers discovered …

Environmentalism

Holiday Inn suddenly shuts its kitchens after environmental health visit

One of Hull’s best known hotels has closed its kitchens following a complaint by a customer.<p>Hull City Council’s environmental health inspectors …

Environmentalism

London Aims to Clean Its Air With Toxicity Charge on Older Cars

LONDON — Driving an old clunker in central London just got a whole lot more expensive.<p>Vehicles that don't meet certain emissions standards are now being hit with a £10 ($13.18) daily charge. The move is intended to reduce air pollution in one of Europe’s largest cities.<p>“It’s a slightly punitive …

Pollution

Take a Shower Today? Science Says That Might Have Been a Mistake

Research on immunology suggests showering daily isn't the best for you.<p>Personally, I love to take a shower to start the day. A nice, warm one where I can stay, half asleep, as I think about mostly nothing. But it turns out we all might need to rethink that part of the morning routine if we want to …

Microbiome

When water is unsafe, physicians must take up public health roles

The ongoing Flint, Michigan, water crisis illuminates questions about the nature and scope of clinicians’ obligations to identify, assess and respond …

Water

'Swine flu in eggs' message is a hoax, says City of Cape Town

Cape Town - Messages doing the rounds on WhatsApp, claiming that a local retailer has pulled egg stocks from its shelves due to a 'swine' flu …

Cape Town

Rat seen ‘running through chips at KFC’

A disgusted mum is boycotting KFC after claiming she saw a rat run through the chips.<p>Sam Schofield was waiting for her family’s food at the fast-food …

Pest Control

Tamworth pub rated ZERO by Environmental Health

A Tamworth pub is hoping to bounce back with new ownership after it was slammed with a ZERO hygiene rating.<p>The Coton Arms, in Fontenaye Road, Coton …

Environmentalism

Finger lickin' good? KFC closes after rat is seen running through chips in front of customers

A disgusted mum has claimed she saw a rat ran through chips at a KFC restaurant as they were being served.<p>Sam Schofield was waiting for her family’s …

Environmentalism

Fight against fly-tippers hots up as authorities given 'greater powers'

An eyesore blighting the lives of residents in Dordon has finally been cleaned up, thanks to the Environmental Health Team at North Warwickshire …

Birmingham, UK

How Power Outages Can Affect Mental Health

TIME Health<p>For more, visit TIME Health.<p>It’s been two weeks since Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico, plunging it into darkness. Today, around …

Puerto Rico

City centre Yates temporarily shut down after Environmental Health inspection

Liverpool’s Queen Square Yates pub has temporarily closed following an Environmental Health inspection.<p>It voluntarily shut down after Liverpool …

Environmentalism

Live: Breaking news, weather and travel Wednesday October 4

18:58<p>Latest on Merseyrail disruption<p>Rail replacement bus service now in operation between Hooton and Chester.<p>18:46<p>Toddler found dead was 'victim of …

Crime

Liverpool College re-opens kitchen days after mouse dropping discovery

Liverpool College has re-opened its kitchen days after evidence of mouse droppings were found.<p>The prestigious school - named as the most difficult in …

Liverpool

Top Liverpool school closes kitchen after evidence of MOUSE DROPPINGS found

One of Liverpool’s most prestigious schools has closed a kitchen after mouse droppings were found.<p>Liverpool College confirmed it had closed a kitchen …

Liverpool

The chicken scandal and a dysfunctional food industry

Readers respond to the Guardian’s exposé of the fiddling of food safety dates in the chicken supply industry<p>I applaud the Guardian for its investigative journalism that resulted in the report on the unacceptably poor standards of hygiene in a large poultry processing plant, which supplies many of …

Business

Mystery substance raining down and stripping paint from people’s cars

<b>Mystery surrounds an unknown chemical substance that is falling from the sky and damaging vehicles at an industrial park.</b><p>Business owner Rob McKelvey …

Environmentalism

The one drink you should never order in a restaurant

Because germs...<p>While we all trust that eating and drinking establishments are clean and healthy environments, we can't <i>always</i> be sure that everything …

Environmentalism

Here's the one drink you should never order in a restaurant

Because germs.<p>While we all trust that eating and drinking establishments are clean and healthy environments, we can't <i>always</i> be sure that everything …

Environmentalism

Higher levels of fluoride in urine linked to lower IQ scores in children

For years, many communities have added fluoride to drinking water to help reduce cavities. But a new study that has found a link between fluoride …

Canadian News

New healthy living department store agrees to close after council hygiene visit

An independent healthy living department store that opened in the city centre in April has today closed its doors after issues were raised during a …

Environmentalism