Palau Government bans chemical sunscreens toxic to wildlife species.

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As different world nations are coming together to take measures protecting the environment against human caused damage, the Pacific Island of Palau too has come up with a first of its kind environmental ban that has been put into effect from January 1, 2020.

The Palau government has put a ban on sunscreens with chemical properties, including, octinoxate and oxybenzone that are believed to have an extreme toxic impact on the island’s wildlife species, most prominently coral reefs. These toxic chemicals that have been found in the ocean not only cause coral bleaching, but even have the potential to distort the coral DNA, leading to future deformities in corals.

As part of the government’s Responsible Tourism Education Act, anyone found selling these banned sunscreens would be fined up to a thousand US dollars. Tourists visiting Palau need to be particularly cautious about not bringing any such sunscreens while visiting the diving spots in Palau.

As per reports, approximately 3-5 gallons of sunscreen with chemical ingredients lands up in the ocean every day, gradually affecting and deforming Palau’s coral reefs, fish as well as other wildlife species. This is a huge concern for the authorities, and the reason why immediate steps were required to curb this environmental hazard.

Currently, chemical sunscreens have already been banned from Jellyfish Lake, which is Palau’s one of the most popular tourist destinations. It’s high time that locals and tourists follow government guidelines following the ban, and do their bit to preserve Palau’s wildlife species from any further damage.


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Tea, the key to a long and healthy life? Maybe!

Tea, the key to a long and healthy life

Wish to know the secret of a healthy and long life? Well, it could be just right on your table in the form of a cup of tea!

A study involving more than 100,000 participants from China suggests that drinking tea adds more years to your life. The study that was followed up from the year1998-2015 took into account the tea drinking routine and medical records of participants.

As per the study, participants who drank tea at least thrice a week had their life extended by an average of 1.26 years. Similarly, in comparison to non-tea drinkers or people who rarely consumed tea, these people were protected from any kind of heart ailment or stroke for about 1.41 years more.

The study also came to a conclusion that people who drink tea on a regular basis have 15% lower risk of death from any condition. In fact, participants who continued their habit of drinking tea for almost a decade experienced an improvement in their overall health.

Approximately half of the participants who were found to have lowered their risk of mortality or stroke were people who consumed green tea. The researchers behind the study believe that some special properties found in green tea are most likely to reduce the risk of heart ailments, along with boosting the overall health of an individual.

So, now as you know your way to a healthy and long life, it’s time to get your hands at your favourite green tea right now!


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Charity and business, a great partnership

Charity and business, a great partnership

Business isn’t all about making money!  However, the only reason for people to be in business, as I see it, is to make money and provide a lifestyle which you feel you deserve.  It just happens to be the barter system we use to live our current lives and provide for survival.

I also donate to charities each month.  I’ve limited this to three charities.  Because if I didn’t I would be overwhelmed with organisations putting their hand out.

Humour Foundation (aka the Clown Doctors)

The reason I’ve chosen the Humour Foundation is because they go into children’s hospitals and wards and allow them to laugh and be a child.  Laughter allows them to forget their surroundings for that short time.  I receive their emails with stories of children and parents who have appreciated having a reason to giggle, laugh and have tears streaming from their eyes due to laughter, rather then pain or boredom. 

The Clown Doctors arrive in outrageously brightly coloured clothing.  I’ve had the calendar photos described to me.  Some of these children have rare visits from family and the Clown Doctors make their life a little more enjoyable.

Assistance Dogs Australia

A lesser known charity who provide dogs for people, young and old, to help them through life is Assistance Dogs Australia.  People may require an assistance dog due to injury, illness or even depression.  These dogs are trained to do what you see may be a little thing as opening doors or putting the washing in a basket to name just a couple.  They are trained to do many other tasks which we feel are so mind-numbingly easy. 

Even being a companion can improve a persons life so much.

NVDA, Non Visual Desktop Access

This charity, NVDA, provide an online downloadable software for vision impaired people to have access to computers.  This is a free software tool for those who wish to use a computer and do not have the funds to purchase what’s known as a screen reader program.  I, myself,  use JAWS (Job Access With Speech) as this provides all the accessibility I require to do most of the tasks I can do on my desktop computer.  A screen reader program allows me to hear what I am doing on the computer as I don’t use a screen or a mouse – they are both gathering dust.  I navigate by using the keyboard with accelerator keys and short cut keys.  The program converts the text to speech for me.  I have had to learn to touch type back in 2001.  From there I have been able to achieve so much through business and social media.

I also regularly provide a #tipfromablindman on a local Facebook community page so the general public can better understand how a blind person conducts life on a daily basis.

If you have any questions please get in contact with me as I am open to answering them   I believe people ask questions to educate themselves.