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Air pollution and its effect on the heart

Smog in urban areas has long been a health concern because of the problems it can cause for our lungs. As it turns out, tiny pollution particles in the air can lead to big problems for our hearts as well. Now, in what is believed to be the largest, most detailed study of...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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Environmentalism, medicine and art all have one thing in common at UW Hospital. Staff members are now recycling and reusing medical plastic, like vial caps, that otherwise would have been thrown away, largely for art projects. According...

source: WKOW-TV

The HPRC report cites research saying that an estimated one million tons of non-infectious plastic packaging or products could be available for recovery in U.S. hospitals and this follows similar statistics from other sources....

source: WasteDive

Plastics used in the healthcare industry — more than 10 billion pounds annually — are traditionally single-use, and tossed in the trash after being used. Globally, only 14 percent of plastic packaging is collected...

source: Environmental Leader

How many competitions pit building versus building? That's exactly what the 2017 Michigan Battle of the Buildings does, with the end goal to reduce the carbon footprint of industrial and commercial buildings across the state. The...

source: Proud Green Building

When Ghana commissioned a new hospital for its capital city Accra, the West African nation hoped to earn LEED certification, a prestigious rating of environmentally minded buildings. But "they believed there was very little hope for...

source: Fast Company

Practice Greenhealth, the nation's leading nonprofit membership and networking organization for sustainable healthcare, recently released its eighth annual Sustainability Benchmark Report. The report...

source: Practice Greenhealth


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