As the healthcare sector addresses its impact on climate through technology and clinical practice choices, interest in the climate impact of halogenated inhaled anesthetic gases has expanded significantly over the past decade.
In a recent paper published in Environmental Health Perspectives, investigators reported associations between specific phthalate metabolites and autistic traits in a group of Canadian preschoolers, with additional evidence that folic acid supplementation during pregnancy may mitigate potential effects.
The ED generates significant amounts of waste. Current ED waste disposal practices reveal several opportunities to reduce total waste generated, increase adherence to waste policy, and reduce environmental impact.
Girls have been entering puberty at increasingly younger average ages since the 1800s, in no small part because health and nutrition have improved over time. A new experimental study of mice exposed to low doses of BPA indicates EDCs may also contribute.