EHS Executive Director Douglas Fischer is working hard just to keep up. His 17-year-old daughter can run a 5k almost twice as fast as he can, and his 15-year-old son passes him on Nordic skis without breaking a sweat. One thing Douglas really enjoys doing? Running Environmental Health Sciences, pushing good science into public discussion and policy.
Natural biomaterials have proven suitable to address the needs of the healthcare sector. Here the different natural healthcare biomaterials, their biodiversity sources, properties, and promising healthcare applications are reviewed.
This study aims to quantify the average carbon footprint of a primary care consultation, describe differences between primary care practices in western Switzerland and identify opportunities for mitigation.
The medical PVC industry is warning European policymakers and hospitals that a paper published in 2021 by a non-governmental organization that encourages phasing out the use of PVCs is rife with misinformation and should not be used as a source for crafting policy.
The Bay Area has been making important strides on climate action, but the plan may fall short if the region continues to overlook the adverse climate impact of one local industry: health care. (Paywalled site).