Douglas Fischer

medical-grade polymers healthcare

Sustainable Medical-Grade Polymers Are More Than a Pipe Dream

Thanks to new bio-based, medical-grade polymers and recycling options, medical devices can be safe, effective, and sustainable.
Dutch Green Deal healthcare

New Dutch Green Deal signed to boost sustainability in healthcare

A new Green Deal has been signed between the Dutch government, public bodies and companies in the healthcare sector, including pharmaceutical companies. It is designed to give sustainability in the healthcare sector a further push.
sustainable healthcare

Cardinal Health expands Sustainable Technologies facility

Cardinal Health's Sustainable Technologies facility in Riverview, Florida, reprocesses and recycles single-use devices from hospitals.
healthcare climate impacts

We can’t mitigate what we don’t monitor: Using informatics to measure and improve healthcare systems’ climate impact and environmental footprint

We discuss the importance of linking environmental, economic, and healthcare data, and outline challenges to the sustainability of monitoring efforts.

Medical informatics

Medical informatics and climate change: a framework for modeling green healthcare solutions

A new framework combines concepts from healthcare information technology and environmental sciences to structure green medical informatics solutions for different healthcare settings.

PFAS Sludge

A Spreading Problem: How PFAS got into soils and food systems

Risks from ‘forever chemicals’ ended a half-century of spreading sludge onto Maine farmland and raised unanswered questions about contamination of foods.

UN warns against alarmism as world’s population reaches 8bn milestone

UNFPA head urges countries to focus on helping women, children and marginalised people most vulnerable to demographic change
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PFAS testing

Op-ed: Arming doctors with knowledge about PFAS pollution

A new course and report on PFAS-related health effects can empower patients, promote life-saving screening and help tackle the continued devastating health effects of PFAS chemicals.

Department of the Interior

Peter Dykstra: Public disservants

A quartet of Interior Secretaries who gave the rest a bad name.

PFAS feminine care

Evidence of PFAS in sanitary and incontinence pads

The findings come on the heels of other testing that found the forever chemicals in some popular tampons.

PFAS Testing

Investigation: PFAS on our shelves and in our bodies

Testing finds concerning chemicals in everything from sports bras to ketchup, including in brands labeled PFAS-free.

Europe forest

EU’s new climate change plan will cause biodiversity loss and deforestation: Analysis

In a plan full of sustainable efforts, the incentivizing of biomass burning has climate experts concerned.