Spring 2011 issue is bursting with information you can use!

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Fibromyalgia research—finally, something that works!

There is excellent research evidence that exercise — even small amounts of low intensity exercise — can improve some of the most difficult symptoms of fibromyalgia. Read about the research —  and get lots of tips on how to make the research work for you!


Fracking — a new health threat?

A new technology called hydrofracturing (“fracking”) enables natural gas extraction from shale formations deep within the earth.  The process involves injecting a combination of water, chemicals and other materials into deep wells, creating pressure that breaks up shale formations that hold natural gas.  The gas is then extracted and processed for sale. Shale gas exploration and development is burgeoning in the U.S., and nearby communities have raised questions about its impacts, especially on drinking water quality.  Read a feature article about these concerns — and more — in the Spring 2011 issue of The Human Ecologist!


Bedbug update

The spread of bedbugs continues to widen, as homes, schools, lodging facilities, and other venues are increasingly affected.  Quickly identifying and safely controlling infestations are essential — but many people do not know how, panic, and use ineffective (and sometimes dangerous) treatments.  Reliable information is essential — and it is available in the Spring 2011 issue of The Human Ecologist. Resource list included.


Nutrition and the brain

Can eating the right foods fend off Alzheimer’s disease? Read about promising new research on this important topic in the Spring 2011 issue of The Human Ecologist.


Triclosan: it’s everywhere — but is it safe?

Triclosan is an antimicrobial agent present in an increasing number of consumer goods, including home and personal care products, building materials, and more.  It was also present in 75 percent of urine samples taken from the U.S. general population in 2003-2004.  Now concerns about triclosan’s safety are being investigated by the Food and Drug Administration. Read about this emerging issue in The Human Ecologist !


Global warming and your health — right now!

Since 1960, the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has increased over 20 percent. Researchers have found that the toxic properties of two common weeds in the U.S. — poison ivy and giant hogweed — are greatly enhanced by increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.  Learn how to identify these weeds and avoid them in an article in the Spring 2011 issue of The Human Ecologist!


Plus: New research about MCS … news about allergens and food package labels … political and industry influence and food safety … secret ingredients in cleaning products … book reviews — and much more!