September 12, 2004
Re "Muck Runs Amok," Sept. 8: Algae overgrowth may not be high on our list of concerns, but it is a problem that could be addressed by each of us. Without waiting for the EPA to remove toxic items from store shelves (big business would not allow it, and yes, most fertilizers are toxic), we can stop buying products that contribute to this problem. Organic gardeners have long known that lawns don't need any more fertilizer than they get naturally by leaving the lawn clippings where they fall.
September 8, 1989 |
Federal agriculture policies keep American farms hooked on chemicals and are the major obstacle to widespread use of environmentally sound farming methods, the National Academy of Sciences said in a strongly worded report released Thursday.
May 16, 2013 |
A malfunctioning golf cart, a faulty electrical system or even arson could have led to the fire that triggered the deadly explosion of a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, but federal and state officials said Thursday that their $1-million investigation had yet to find the cause. Fourteen people died in the April 17 blast, including 12 first responders who arrived nine minutes after the fire was reported - and just eight minutes before the explosion shook the town, devastated two schools and shattered a nursing home.
December 20, 2010 |
Pungent steam rises from a boiling pot of a mugwort tea blended with wormwood and a variety of other herbs. Above it sits a nude woman on an open-seated stool, partaking in a centuries-old Korean remedy that is gaining a toehold in the West. Vaginal steam baths, called chai-yok, are said to reduce stress, fight infections, clear hemorrhoids, regulate menstrual cycles and aid infertility, among many other health benefits. In Korea, many women steam regularly after their monthly periods.
July 4, 2005 |
Jackie Apuzzo is 16 weeks pregnant -- something she was beginning to think would never happen. Following nine years of unsuccessful efforts to have a baby, including failed in vitro fertilization, a miscarriage and a diagnosis of endometriosis, the 37-year-old social worker finally visited an acupuncturist on the advice of a friend. After two months of acupuncture treatments and a regimen of Chinese herbs, she became pregnant.
February 14, 2011 |
The average man produces hundreds of billions of sperm cells in his lifetime. Only a minuscule fraction of those little guys ever manage to swim far enough and fast enough to fertilize an egg. Successful sperm must be strong. It stands to reason then that they also must be well-nourished. Several nutritional supplements purport to help men take a big step closer to fatherhood. FertilAid for Men, manufactured by Fairhaven Health, contains megadoses of antioxidant vitamins and B vitamins.