16 April 2008

Safer Health Care Sector

With all the discussion about Health Care in the presidential campaign, have you thought about what is being done to make the health care sector....safer for people and the environment?   

Inspired by the medical ethic of "first do no harm," Health Care Without Harm works to transform the health care sector to remove its role as a source of harm to public health and the environment. 

Did you know that health care facilities often have materials and chemicals harmful to public health and the environment.  Examples of harmful substances in facilities include mercury and PVC.  Medical wastes also contribute to the dispersion of pollutants in the environment and food policies are often not ecologically sound or socially responsible.  Health Care Without Harm reviews various issues and provides information and resources for change.

link shared by an EcoDeaf reader

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