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  1. 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 →

  2. Preparing the Harvest: an update on the work of the Women’s Congress

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    Anger that is motivated by compassion or a desire to correct social injustice, and does not seek to harm the other person, is a good anger that is worth having. – His Holiness, the Dalai Lama Dear Friend of the Women’s Congress for Future Generations,   After a winter of fermentation and a springtime of…Read More →

  3. The Long, Twisting Tale of Chemical Policy – April 2015 Networker

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    SEHN Networker Volume 20 (4) April, 2015. Safer Chemicals, Safer Products: Is Congress Up to Their Task? by Ted Schettler, Science Director If you are among those who assume that chemicals in your consumer products must first be tested for safety before being put on the market you have plenty of company. But you are…Read More →

  4. A Legal and Political Analysis of the Proposed Bakken Oil Pipeline in Iowa

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    By Carolyn Raffensperger Energy Transfer Partners, a Texas energy company, plans to build an 1,100-mile underground pipeline to transport a highly volatile type of crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields through 17 Iowa counties en route to Illinois.  It will cross multiple rivers, and transverse aquifers and lakes.  Coalitions of people are coming…Read More →