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June 2011 Vol. 6 , No. 2

Dear Friends,

Prevention is the key to true health and central to everything we do at the Center. Whether it’s a healthier diet to avoid diabetes or exercise to minimize cancer risk, we can all make small improvements that yield big results. After all, it’s much easier to prevent disease than to try to reverse the damage already done. Read more

Radiation and Health: Perspectives on the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
The March 2011 Japanese tsunami and subsequent disaster at the Fukuskima Daiichi nuclear power plant renewed international concerns about the impact of radiation on human and planetary health.  Even months later, there is much speculation but little certainty about the short- and long-term implications of the nuclear radiation leak.  Concerns raised include the increased risk of cancer in those exposed locally and generational effects on pregnant women and children, as well as on food and water supplies.  Read more

What About Mom? Part II
In addition to taking care of everyone else, busy moms need to take care of themselves too!
Just in case you are still resisting the idea of taking care of yourself, here’s some information from Mary James, a Naturopath from Asheville, North Carolina who provides a few incentives on why we need to avoid the damaging effects of stress.  “The stress reaction, itself, is not bad—we need it in order to respond quickly when we’re in danger. This reaction, though, is designed to be short-lived. Our modern-day lifestyles unfortunately tend to promote a stress response that’s non-stop, which takes its toll on the body.
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Fracking Update-Summer 2011

In our last newsletter,  I gave an update (go here)hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking’ in and along the Marcellus shale corridor and the implications of pumping millions of gallons of water, sand and chemicals underground to break apart the rock and release the natural gas on the New York City water supply and our environment. The purpose of this column is to give you a few examples of things going on in the last 60 days within the Marcellus shale corridor. Read more...

Array of Flame Retardants Found in Baby Car Seats, Changing Pads And Other Items

Eighty percent of cushions used in car seats, portable cribs and other baby furnishings contain chemical flame retardants that can accumulate in babies’ bodies, according to a new study published Wednesday. More than one-third of the tested products contained the same carcinogenic compound that was removed from children’s pajamas in the 1970s. Read more...

Environmental Health Legislation

Legislation is an important tool for improving environmental health nationwide. Below is a list of important legislation and bills that we are tracking as well as links to some model legislation. Read more...

Healthy Recipe: Zucchini and Summer Squash Saute'

One of the joys of a garden full of Zucchini is that there are so many wonderful ways to prepare it. This fast, colorful saute' is one of our favorites. Read more


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