Are you using - or tempted to use - chemical pesticides and herbicides on your lawn or garden? On this week´s You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath will present the most important ´´Question of the Week´´ he´s ever answered! And of course, we´ve got chemical-free answers to all your gardening questions. [Broadcast Date: May 21, 2009] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike McGrath. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/gard/090521/rt_gard_090521_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Paul Tukey, author of the brand new Organic Lawn Care Manual joins us to discuss how and why he became an organic lawn care expert after years of spreading chemicals on people´s landscapes. During the question of the week, Mike McGrath will issue his annual warning that those popular wood mulches can kill your plants and stain your home - and now comes news that they can catch fire as well! He´ll explain which mulches prevent weeds just as well as wood without any of the risks. [Broadcast Date: June 7, 2007] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike McGrath. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/gard/070607/rt_gard_070607_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you been told to prune the ´´sucker´´ offshoots off of your tomato plants? This week on You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath will discuss why he thinks the right thing to do is to keep them on. Plus, an interview with a researcher who discusses the link between pesticides and myeloma. And of course, chemical free answers to all your garden questions. [Broadcast Date: July 23, 2009] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike McGrath. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/gard/090723/rt_gard_090723_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you know if your waiter sings in the bathroom? Or if the lady who whipped up the icing on your cake wore false fingernails? When was the last time you microwaved your dishcloth? Is your orange juice pasteurized? In Let Them Eat Flax!, award-winning author Dr. Joe Schwarcz explains why these are more important questions than whether you eat fresh or farmed salmon, whether genetically modified foods should be labeled, or whether fruits and vegetables harbor traces of pesticides. In Let Them Eat Flax!, Dr. Joe Schwarcz continues his crusade against purveyors of poppycock as he investigates the surprising and sometimes sinister science of everyday food and life. What difference does an atom make? It could mean life or death! Get the lowdown on oxygenated water, the healing powers of prayer, and the health benefits of chocolate. Could there be a link between McGill University and Jack the Ripper? Find out how cinnamon helps to counter high cholesterol, and learn just how sweet sugar alternatives can be. In the tradition of Dr. Joe´s five previous best-sellers, Let Them Eat Flax! fries scientific baloney with humour, wit, and information. From food poisoning to the secret of the Stradivarius violin, fertilizers to spontaneous human combustion, Dr. Joe investigates explosive subjects and delivers the unbiased, scientific facts readers need to make informed decisions in their everyday lives.
AudioLearn’s Medical School Crash Courses presents ToxicologyWritten by experienced professors and professionally narrated for easy listening, this crash course is a valuable tool both during school and when preparing for the USMLE, or if you’re simply interested in the subject of toxicology.The audio is focused and high-yield, covering the most important topics you might expect to learn in a typical medical school toxicology course. Included are both capsule and detailed explanations of critical issues and topics you must know to master toxicology. The material is accurate, up to date and broken down into bite-size sections. There are key takeaways following each chapter to drive home key points and quizzes to review commonly tested questions. In this course, we´ll cover the following topics: Hydrocarbons, solvents, and vapors. Nephrotoxic and hepatotoxic drugs. Heavy metal toxins.Neurotoxins.Carcinogens.Teratogens. Pesticide, rodenticide, and herbicide toxicity .Foodborne toxins and mold toxicity.Alcohol toxicity. Radioactivity toxicology. Illicit drug toxicology. Bioterrorism occupational toxins. Animal and plant toxins. Endocrine disruptors. Air and water pollution. We will conclude the course with a comprehensive test containing the top 200 questions in toxicology with the correct answers. Also included is a follow-along PDF manual containing the entire text of this audio course as well as all the images, charts, and tables we´ll be discussing.To get the most out of this course, we recommend that you listen to the entire audio once while taking notes, then go back and listen to areas you had difficulties with. AudioLearn´s Medical School Crash Courses support your studies, help with USMLE preparation and provid 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Jasmin, RN. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/155130/bk_acx0_155130_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Conservationist Rachel Carson spent over six years documenting the effects on DDT, a synthetic organic compound used as an insecticide, on numerous communities. Her analysis revealed that such powerful, persistent chemical pesticides have been used without a full understanding of the extent of their potential harm to the whole biota, including the damage they´ve caused to wildlife, birds, bees, agricultural animals, domestic pets, and even humans. In this book, Carson discusses her findings and expresses passionate concern for the future of the planet and all the life inhabiting it, calling on us all to act responsibly, carefully, and as stewards of the living earth. Additionally, she suggests that all democracies and liberal societies must operate in a way that allows individuals and groups to question what their governments have permitted to be put into the environment. An instant best seller that was read by President Kennedy during the summer of 1962, this classic remains one of the best introductions to the complicated and controversial subject. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Berneis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/003927/bk_drms_003927_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The word ´´organic´´ is increasingly becoming synonymous with health and well-being. You will find many products on the shelves of major supermarkets with the organic tag on them. Increasingly, people are noticing this tag and going for more and more organic products. Organic foods are completely natural and therefore considered to be good for your health and well-being. These are grown without the usual synthetic and chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Only natural methods of fertilization and pest control are used while growing them. The result is that you end up consuming food products that don´t leave traces of chemicals in your stomach and blood. This, in turn, boosts your immune system and reduces the chance of various diseases including cancer. Undoubtedly, organic is the way to go. If you are fond of growing your own vegetables right in your backyard, then even you should consider going organic. This means growing your vegetables, fruits, and flowers without the use of any chemicals. The question, however, is where and how should you begin? Listen to this guide and you will learn how and where to get started with your own organic garden. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/041437/bk_acx0_041437_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.