Two conversations around phthalates, neither focusing on health care

This week's media landscape, depicting the 283 stories surrounding phthalates and their groupings by general subject matter, demonstrate a clear need for the health care sector to expand public awareness of phthalates in health care products.

Keep reading... Show less

Healthcare sector urged to lower carbon footprint

Even before the coronavirus pandemic put further strain on the global healthcare system, Southeast Asia's healthcare sector already contributed over 63 million metric tons to global carbon emissions every year, according to a new report.

Health care CEOs form worker safety coalition

Ten CEOs from health care systems around the country have formed a coalition they say is committed to improving safety, well-being and equity for all who work in the industry, and on May 4 unveiled a Declaration of Principles to serve as a standard of safety.

Healthcare apparel leader Barco® Uniforms hits a new sustainability milestone: 40 million plastic bottles recycled

Barco™ Uniforms, a recognized leader of design innovation in the premium professional apparel industry, announced in honor of World Ocean's Day that due to record sales of its top-selling brands of sustainable healthcare scrubs, the company has collectively recycled over 40 million plastic bottles, marking a 115% year-over-year increase.

A qualitative study on concerns, needs, and expectations of hospital patients related to climate change: arguments for a patient-centered adaptation

This study explores the concerns, needs, and expectations of inpatients with the goal to develop a patient-centered climate change adaptation agenda for hospitals.

Can medtech help build more environmentally friendly health services?

Health care waste mismanagement is contributing to an environmental and health crisis. Medtech solutions offer sustainable and safer waste management — but to tackle the challenge, lower-income countries need to go back to basics.

‘It’s time to look at what we can do better, and how.’

How can pharmacists help reduce the environmental impacts of health care? A team of pharmacists and pharmacy students from Monash University and the United States have collaborated to highlight the role of pharmacists in reducing healthcare-associated waste, greenhouse emissions and other environmental impacts.

From our Newsroom

A toxic travelogue

The first four stops on a tour tracing American history through its pollution.

Breast cancer: Hundreds of chemicals identified as potential risk factors

Researchers find nearly 300 chemicals linked to breast cancer-contributing hormones in everyday products, and call for a renewed focus on women's exposure risks.

My island does not want to be resilient. We want a reclamation.

Unlearning academic jargon to understand and amplify beauty and power in Puerto Rico.

Measuring Houston’s environmental injustice from space

Satellites show communities of color are far more exposed to pollution in Houston, offering a potential new way to close data gaps and tackle disparities.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

The real story behind PFAS and Congress’ effort to clean up contamination: Op-ed

Former EPA official Jim Jones sets the record straight on 'the forever chemical' as lawmakers take up the PFAS Action Act

Above The Fold

Daily & Weekly newsletters all free.