SEHN

Visionary Science, Ethics, Law and Action in the Public Interest

By Ted Schettler

  1. Washing Away Antimicrobials, Article in Greenhealth

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    Following a scientific statement against commonly used antimicrobials, Practice Greenhealth and Health Care Without Harm are supporting members with the Hand Soaps Challenge. This article by K.F. Mitchell discusses industry and governmental guidelines suggesting that protocols eliminating the antimicrobial agents triclosan and triclocarban from hand soaps used for general handwashing would better protect patients and…Read More →

  2. Less Meat, More Options, Better Health

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    A new report released by Health Care Without Harm, Redefining Protein: Adjusting Diets to Protect Public Health and Conserve Resources, distills current research to reveal the human, environmental, and social impacts of the production of high-protein foods other than meat to arm hospitals with key information to design the healthiest plate. The impact of hospital…Read More →

  3. Inseparable Futures: Healthy Food & Sustainable Agriculture

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    Dr. Ted Schettler’s article, Inseparable Futures: Healthy Food and Sustainable Agriculture was just published in San Francisco Medicine, the journal of the San Francisco Medical Society. The entire issue, December 2016, Volume 89 Number 10 is devoted to environmental health topics. You can access the entire issue here.  Dr. Schettler’s article can be read here.

  4. Dementia Slows Down: An Unanticipated Benefit of Environmental Policies?

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    Dementia Slows Down: An Unanticipated Benefit of Environmental Policies? Ted Schettler Science and Environmental Health Network   The risk of dementia grows as we grow older and since people live longer now than in the past we expect to encounter this dreaded diagnosis more often. Surprisingly though, US and European studies that account for changes…Read More →