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Sustancias quimicas peligrosas en el sector de la salud
Un panorama de las sustancias quimicas presentes en medicos y enfermeros
PSR is thrilled to release the Spanish-language version of its
report, "Hazardous Chemicals in Health Care." The report,
written with the American Nurses Association and Health Care Without Harm
(HCWH), details the first investigation of environmental chemicals found in the
bodies of health care professionals. The study found that all 20 study
participants had toxic chemicals in their bodies, with at least 24 individual
chemicals present in each participant. We extend our thanks to HCWH/Latin American Regional Office for
Triclosan: Anti-Bacterial with Harmful Side Effects
Triclosan is found in numerous consumer products such as antibacterial soaps, deodorants, toothpastes, and cosmetics as well as furniture, toys, kitchenware, and clothing. Read more »
PFCs: Stain-Resistant and Cancer-Causing?
Human exposure to PFCs is wide-spread. For decades PFCs have been released into the environment from manufacturing facilities, leading to contamination of food and certain water supplies. Read more »
Webinar: Health Co-Benefits of Carbon Standards for Existing Power Plants
On this PSR webinar, Jonathan Levy, ScD, of Boston University School of Public Health, shared details of the study he recently coauthored that quantifies the significant health impacts that will accrue from implementing the EPA's Clean Power Plan and projects these benefits by state. Read more »