Safe Chemicals Act

Posted on 20. Jul, 2012 by in Environmental Health, Healthcare Consulting, Toxic Exposure

It has been my experience that Americans can be a forgiving lot when it comes to transgressions made from a place of honest mistakes or general good intention.  Bonus points are given when folks admit their mistakes and accept responsibility for the consequences of their actions – we are all human after all.  But when […]

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Plastic, plastic, everywhere

Posted on 09. Jun, 2011 by in Environmental Health, Green Healthcare, Sustainability, Sustainability in Healthcare

While one of the most convenient substances ever created, there are some sobering statistics regarding plastic: *It has been produced for a 150 years; it doesn’t really biodegrade, but rather breaks down into smaller and smaller particles.  Scientists estimate that the point at which it is no longer visible to the human eye is 400+ […]

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The Case Against DEHP

Posted on 12. May, 2011 by in Environmental Health, Green Healthcare, Healthcare Consulting, Sustainability, Sustainability in Healthcare, Toxic Exposure

Our mission as healthcare providers is to restore and safeguard health.  Indeed, the Hippocratic Oath is to “help, or at least do no harm.”  How then, can we continue to use products with toxins and chemicals that are known to adversely affect human health?  Di-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) is a petroleum byproduct found in certain plastics.  […]

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Responding to Climate Change

Posted on 08. Apr, 2011 by in Environmental Health, Green Healthcare, Healthcare Consulting, Sustainability, Sustainability in Healthcare, Toxic Exposure

We are familiar with the idiom in the information technology world, “Garbage in, Garbage Out”.  The same concept is at work in our environment: what we put into our soil, water and air comes back not only to us, but to our children and future generations.  This idea of connection was also the premise of […]

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