TAG: health

Snow & Ice Symposium keynotes cover staff, health

June 29, 2016By

Nearly 2,000 snow and ice professionals gathered in Providence, R.I., for the 19th annual Snow & Ice Management Association’s (SIMA) Snow & Ice Symposium June 22-24. Attendees took advantage of a staggered schedule of educational workshops, networking sessions and time on the trade show floor, which featured 146 exhibitors. One networking session, the Snack & Chat event, gave snow professionals the... read more

Study: Are trees the key to youthfulness?

August 5, 2015By

New research uncovers more data about the benefits of trees and green spaces—specifically, how they make people feel younger and healthier. Here’s a look at the study. Problem: Youth is man’s great, unattainable desire. Anti-aging and ways of feeling more youthful seem more attainable, often inspiring TV segments, magazine articles or product lines. But what if, rather than pills, creams or... read more

Arborjet launches Arbor-OTC to enhance tree health

February 6, 2015By

Arborjet released Arbor-OTC, an injectable, systemic antibiotic, to enhance the health of non-food bearing palms and trees. According to the company, this product delivers an antibiotic punch via trunk injection into the tree’s xylem, where it is taken up by the vascular system and distributed throughout the plant to suppress disease-causing bacteria. The injection stays inside the tree, protecting the... read more

Contractor publishes book on landscaping and well-being

January 9, 2015By

Gayle Souter-Brown, managing director at Greenstone Design UK, with locations in London and New Zealand, published a book, “Landscape and Urban Design for Health and Well-Being.” In the tome, Souter-Brown examines the evidence behind the positive effects of designed landscapes, and explains effective methods and approaches that can be put into practice by those seeking to reduce costs and add... read more

Weighing in on wellness

June 10, 2012By

I’ve spent most of my married life — the past 20 years — dodging our bathroom scale. In ducking this weighty issue, I’ve spawned a virtual Dockers store: My closet now is overflown with dozens of pants spanning 34-, 36-, 38-, 40-, 42- and 44-inch waists. My mother has lovingly nudged me to lose weight for years. But her latest... read more

Study finds lead in synthetic turf can be absorbed into gastric fluids

September 19, 2008By

Adding to the growing concerns over the health risks posed by lead and other chemicals in synthetic turf materials, a new study by researchers at the UMDNJ-School of Public Health finds that when children or athletes ingest the tiny rubber granules in synthetic turf, it is likely that a significant portion of the lead in the granules will be absorbed... read more