Create a Healthier Environment for Children and Yourself

Keeping the environment safe and healthy is a tough row to hoe, mainly because there are many factors involved. By adopting ways that are conducive to the planet, you can develop a positive relationship between your health and the environment.

This World Environment Day let’s work towards making the Earth cleaner, greener and safer.

At first, taking a big leap towards change will be difficult; however you can start with small, simple actions. Begin with one change every week and then work up to three or four, to gradually make healthy living a part of your daily routine.

Pollution is a rising concern as the environment influences human health in many ways. Ensure the air quality at home is good and encourage air circulation to exchange the air at home with fresh air from outside.

With global warming, endangered species, climate changes making news each day, it’s crucial we start working towards a greener planet. Here are some ways how you can change your personal habits to make an impact:

1. While painting your house, use paints which contain low-volatile organic compounds. Volatile organic compounds are not only dangerous to breathe but also affect your overall health and the environment.

2. When designing or remodelling your home, add as many windows as you can to increase natural light and air circulation. This will help create a healthier environment to live in.

3. Keep your house clean and organised at all times. Clutter not only makes the house look messy but also creates areas for dust to gather. Make sure you use eco-friendly cleaning products to avoid the effects of harmful chemicals.

4. Keep the air clean by replacing air filters in your air conditioning unit at least once a month and cleaning ceiling fans regularly so they don’t spread accumulated dust particles.

5. Reduce the carbon footprint! Leaving your car at home twice a week can cut greenhouse gas emissions by 1,600 pounds per year. (http://1.usa.gov/1kpMrCM)

6. Plastic bags are not biodegradable hence opt for cloth or paper bags. Make sure you keep them in your car always, so you don’t forget next time you are shopping.

Remember, we only get one planet, so let’s keep it clean and beautiful for generations to come.

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About NMC Healthcare

NMC Healthcare is a fully integrated leading healthcare provider and the first UAE Company to be listed on London Stock Exchange. NMC Healthcare is the largest private healthcare provider in the UAE, both in terms of its nationwide network of facilities and services as well as in terms of patients treated. Established in 1976, NMC Healthcare operates three JCI accredited specialty hospitals in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and AlAin, one general hospital in Dubai, one medical centre in Sharjah, one day care surgery center in DHCC and eight pharmacies across Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah and Al Ain, treating approximately 1.8 million patients a year – that’s over 5000 patients a day, across all the facilities. In addition, NMC Healthcare is one of the leading distributors of pharmaceutical products, FMCG, educational supplies, cosmetic products, medical and scientific equipment and veterinary products, distributing over 50,000 products from leading brands through six distribution facilities across the UAE.
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One Response to Create a Healthier Environment for Children and Yourself

  1. Elmo says:

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