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  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. 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 →

  3. Antimicrobials in Hospital Furnishings: Evidence to Support Lacking

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    A New Report by Science Director Dr. Ted Schettler Antimicrobials in Hospital Furnishings: Do They Help Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections? Press Release here: Health care decision-makers should seek more evidence of safety and effectiveness before purchasing furnishings containing antimicrobials, concludes a comprehensive review released today by Health Care Without Harm. The report found very little support for…Read More →

  4. November Networker — Grassroots Organizing: The Roads Home

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    SEHN Networker Volume 20 (9) November, 2015 Grassroots Organizing: The Roads Home Confronting the Hydra Dear Reader, We have so much to share this month. The Keystone XL pipeline victory was huge. What an incredible moment in the transition away from fossil fuels. We celebrate the groundswell of people who came together to make that happen….Read More →