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Updates of Interest

  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. Passion into Action! Support the Work of SEHN and the Women’s Congress

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    Science & Environmental Health Network Networker Volume 22 (3) Spring Appeal, 2017. ‘I’m a futurist, so let me foretell: Trump trashing Paris will enrage and inspire a new, radically ambitious American climate movement. And when we come, we’re not going to be coming looking for a few gestures – some subsidies, a little cap-and-trade, a…Read More →

  3. How to Embed the Precautionary Principle in Community Decision-Making and the Comprehensive Plan

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    Carolyn Raffensperger has written a white paper on: How to Embed the Precautionary Principle in Community Decision-Making and the Comprehensive Plan.  This paper will be printed in the June issue of the Metropolitan Council of Minnesota Comprehensive Plan expert articles.You can also read the article here: How to Embed the Precautionary Principle in Community Decision-Making

  4. 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 →

  5. The Heartland: Environmental threat or promise?

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    Networker Volume 22 (2), March, 2017 Dear Reader   The Heartland and all the bordering rural areas are often described as “fly-over” country, places that barely merit a glance out the airplane window. And yet these vast lands are emerging as the center of both great environmental hazards and great environmental promise. For instance, crude…Read More →