Utne Reader's New Issue Examines Ecological Medicine

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Utne Reader

    MINNEAPOLIS, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Utne
 Reader's May/June 2001 issue offers a special report on the rise of Ecological
 Medicine.  The issue builds on the public interest created by the Academy
 Award-winning movie Erin Brokovich and furthered by Bill Moyers' recent
 acclaimed PBS special on the chemical industry.  The May/June issue arrives on
 newsstands nationwide today.
     "Ecological medicine is an exciting new citizens' movement led by
 scientists, heath care professionals, and activists with a vision of how to
 keep people healthy," said Jay Walljasper, Utne Reader's editor.  Readers of
 this issue will meet public health crusaders like Kenny Ausubel, Carolyn
 Raffensperger and Sandra Steingraber.
     -- Founder of the Bioneers Conference and author Kenny Ausubel explores a
        movement among certain doctors, biologists and others to create a new
        philosophy of health care based on a simple principle:  We'll improve
        our own health if we improve the health of the world in which we live.
        "By restoring the earth, we restore ourselves," he says.
     -- Carolyn Raffensperger, archeologist turned lawyer turned environmental
        activist, is on a quest to make prevention an international cause.
        "Prevention is ecological medicine," she says.  "Do you want to cure
        your daughter's breast cancer, or do want to prevent it?"
     -- Biologist Sandra Steingraber, a cancer survivor and nursing mother,
        grapples with the fact that breast milk contains dangerous chemicals.
        "A woman's body is the first environment," says Steingraber.  "If
        alternatives to PVC and other carcinogens exist, we have a moral
        obligation to use them."
 
     Utne Reader magazine is the nation's leading digest of alternative ideas.
 Launched in 1984, the bimonthly magazine has a paid circulation of 225,000 and
 has been nominated three times for the National Magazine Award for General
 Excellence.  Utne Reader Online ( http://www.utne.com ) offers magazine
 archives; current book, magazine, music, and web site reviews; and Cafe Utne,
 one of the nation's most active online discussion communities and winner of
 the 2000 Webby Award for Best Online Community.
     The May/June issue is available on newsstands or at
 http://www.utne.com/singlecopy . To subscribe to Utne Reader, contact
 800-736-UTNE or http://www.utne.com/subscribe
 
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    MINNEAPOLIS, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Utne
 Reader's May/June 2001 issue offers a special report on the rise of Ecological
 Medicine.  The issue builds on the public interest created by the Academy
 Award-winning movie Erin Brokovich and furthered by Bill Moyers' recent
 acclaimed PBS special on the chemical industry.  The May/June issue arrives on
 newsstands nationwide today.
     "Ecological medicine is an exciting new citizens' movement led by
 scientists, heath care professionals, and activists with a vision of how to
 keep people healthy," said Jay Walljasper, Utne Reader's editor.  Readers of
 this issue will meet public health crusaders like Kenny Ausubel, Carolyn
 Raffensperger and Sandra Steingraber.
     -- Founder of the Bioneers Conference and author Kenny Ausubel explores a
        movement among certain doctors, biologists and others to create a new
        philosophy of health care based on a simple principle:  We'll improve
        our own health if we improve the health of the world in which we live.
        "By restoring the earth, we restore ourselves," he says.
     -- Carolyn Raffensperger, archeologist turned lawyer turned environmental
        activist, is on a quest to make prevention an international cause.
        "Prevention is ecological medicine," she says.  "Do you want to cure
        your daughter's breast cancer, or do want to prevent it?"
     -- Biologist Sandra Steingraber, a cancer survivor and nursing mother,
        grapples with the fact that breast milk contains dangerous chemicals.
        "A woman's body is the first environment," says Steingraber.  "If
        alternatives to PVC and other carcinogens exist, we have a moral
        obligation to use them."
 
     Utne Reader magazine is the nation's leading digest of alternative ideas.
 Launched in 1984, the bimonthly magazine has a paid circulation of 225,000 and
 has been nominated three times for the National Magazine Award for General
 Excellence.  Utne Reader Online ( http://www.utne.com ) offers magazine
 archives; current book, magazine, music, and web site reviews; and Cafe Utne,
 one of the nation's most active online discussion communities and winner of
 the 2000 Webby Award for Best Online Community.
     The May/June issue is available on newsstands or at
 http://www.utne.com/singlecopy . To subscribe to Utne Reader, contact
 800-736-UTNE or http://www.utne.com/subscribe
 
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