Category Archives: Personal Health

Dr. Phil Landrigan is a Newton resident and a leading global public health expert, scientist and pediatrician specializing in pollution and children’s health. When he learned that city councilors are considering Mayor Ruthanne Fuller’s request to fund artificial turf on … Read More

Fall is the best time to start transitioning lawns to organic. The key to a healthy lawn is healthy soil and good mowing, watering, and fertilizing practices. Healthy soil contains high organic content and is teeming with biological life. Healthy … Read More

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Thursday, October 19 at 7pm. Online. Induction stoves, long popular in Europe and Asia, are more efficient than gas or standard electric stoves. Some chefs and home cooks the the U.S. are now also making the transition to induction cooking, … Read More

The popular cooking magazine Bon Appetite recently wrote about the dangers of microwaving foods in plastic containers, affirming once again the health risks associated with using plastic to store and heat food items. Entitled “Definitely Do Not Put Plastic in … Read More

Tuesday, October 3 at 7pm. Online. Endocrine disruptors in plastics are associated with a 50% decline in adult male sperm counts over the past five decades and are implicated in the enormous leap in rates of autism and ADHD among … Read More

Parents who want to protect their kids from sunburn and skin cancer typically apply sunscreens and many use a spray style sunscreen because it is easier to apply than a lotion. However, in recent years, many popular sunscreen brands such … Read More