I am terrible with languages, but, that has not stopped me from studying Thai, French, German and now Italian. Why? Probably because I travel a lot and am exposed daily to many different languages and cultures. Plus, I love challenges and can’t stand wasting time watching TV. The biggest lesson I have gained from studying […]
Monthly Archives: April 2016
How to Manage Hazardous Wastes When Disposal Facilities Are AWOL
Effective and responsible management of solid wastes is one of the most challenging issues faced by companies operating in the developing world, as discussed in a previous blog post – Garage, Garbage Everywhere – A Primer on Solid Waste Management. As a result, the issue of hazardous waste management is near the top of the […]
Lead Exposure in the Workplace – Is This Really a Problem and Who is at Risk?
Occupational health issues are typically ignored by the vast majority of workers and businesses operating in developing countries, especially for those issues where exposure to toxins may take years to exhibit symptoms. There are multiple reasons for this, including behavioural, cultural and socio-economic. Regardless of the reason, the result is the same – workers are […]
Fakes and Worker Health and Safety – A Hidden Killer!
We are likely all aware of reports that off-spec, counterfeit and inferior quality medicines are being sold to developing countries (if not check out this article by Newton et al for a good overview of the problem). We have also probably read reports of certain pesticides, which are not permitted for use in industrialized countries, […]