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The time to prepare for water shortages must happen in times of plenty, and never when sources have dried up," HCWH Asia director Ramon San Pascual says in the same statement.
HCWH said health care waste and byproducts could lead to sharps-inflicted injuries; toxic exposure to pharmaceutical products, such as antibiotics and cytotoxic drugs released into the surrounding environment, and to substances such as mercury or dioxins, during the handling or burning of health care waste.
HCWH's Raphael Lopez said in a forum mid-September that the group's second case study confirmed premature deaths were attributed to operating coal-fired power plants.
HCWH is an international coalition of more than 500 member organisations in 53 countries.
The Charlotte Brody Award was created in 1996 by HCWH in honor of Charlotte Brody, one of the founders of HCWH.
PSR, ANA, and HCWH have joined the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families campaign, a diverse and growing coalition of organizations, businesses, and individuals united by concern about the toxic chemicals in our homes, places of work.
* If there is no thermometer exchange program in your area, you could help sponsor one; the Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) website provides a guide for doing this!
The American Nurses Association and HCWH urge health professional associations to notify their members of the risks of DEHP products, and recommend that doctors and nurses treating neonates, infants and pregnant women use available and effective DEHP-free alternatives.
ANA participates as a member of Health Care Without Harm (HCWH), an international coalition with 450 groups in 55 countries working to transform the health care industry so it is no longer a source of harm to people and the environment.
Jamie Harvie, coordinator for Health Care Without Harm's (HCWH) food program, is optimistic.
Health Care Without Harm (HCWH), a coalition of health and environmental groups that, among other issues, advocates replacing DEHP-containing medical devices with alternatives, was satisfied with the NTP's position.
Based on their results, the health system chose to switch to non-DEHP products for three commonly used NICU devices: umbilical vessel catheters, PICC lines, and enteral feeding products (HCWH, 2003b).
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