Volume 2 Issue 1

Volume 2 Issue 1

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Editorial

Herbal contraception for the women community: A safe and effective alternative

Sonali Bhakta, Shonkor Kumar Das*

Alternative medicine is becoming more popular day by day having no baleful effects as of the synthetic ones. Women community is the prime concern in relation to contraception and the most commonly used method of contraception is the taking of synthetic oral pill which has several detrimental effects, may lead to permanent sterility.Hibiscus rosasinensis is an ornamental plant having antifertility effect (Nidhi et al., 2009).

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Research Article

Development of Educational PPGIS Risk-Communication Tools and Application to Evaluating Urban Soils

Yuqin Jiao, Wansoo Im, Nicholas Basta, John Obrycki, Mohammad Z. Al-Hamdan, Allison Wilder, Claire Bollinger, Tongwen Zhang, Charmi Patel, Denerica Curry, Michael Allen, Jessica Hamilton, Yvonne Efebera, Slessor Fombang, Elizabeth L. Singh, Premal Bhatt, John Boudouris, Alyson Gray, Daniel Collins, Jen Eggerichs, Iness Jedidi,  Ludie Hatten Sr., Jerrie Hatten, Yvonne Davis, Sylvia Parker, Joanne Drake, Lauretta Freeman, Diane Davis, Phenon Lowery, Richard C. Williams, Tony Freeman and  Darryl B. Hood*

The goal of this study was to utilize established partnerships between academia, local public health agencies and community residents to evaluate residential soil levels and inform residents as to the potential risks from traffic related or industrial sources of pollution located in close proximity to this residential communities. Public participatory geographical information systems (PPGIS) demographic, environmental, socioeconomic, and health status profiles for the Stambaugh-Elwood (SE) community were developed using both (www.mappler.info/ohio) and EJSCREEN. We hypothesized that the soil at SE residences would have metal concentrations above natural background levels.

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