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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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Coming soon: The GCO Calculator helps hospitals understand the long-term costs of disposable versus reusable products, while Greenhealth Exchange makes purchasing green products easy.

source: Practice Greenhealth

It's something that a patient who is worried about a surgery or recovering from a trauma is unlikely to think about. But behind the scenes, plastic syringes, single-use gowns, sterile packaging, surgical instruments and much more are piling into dumpsters.

source: Healthy Debate

Earlier this summer, researchers at UC Davis confirmed what a lot of us already know — that saving water saves energy. The analysis from the UC Davis Center for Water-Energy Efficiency found that California's mandatory 25 percent reduction in urban water use, adopted...

source: GreenBiz

All across the Granite State, hospitals are committed to the health and well-being of our patients and communities. Each day our hospitals treat not only thousands of patients, but also work to prevent illness by reducing pollution from energy use, which contributes to chronic...

source: Concord Monitor

Hospitals are among the most energy-hungry facilities, with a median energy burn rate of 60.6 kWh per square foot. With the sophisticated equipment for patient care drawing energy on a 24-hour basis, and operating rooms requiring 20 air exchanges an hour, hospitals easily...

source: Business Vancouver

A cool project with an unfortunate acronym, LIAR or Living Architecture, is developing construction bricks composed of biofilm that can harness solar energy, wastewater and air pollution, and turn them into usable resources....

source: Inhabitat


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