Tag Archives: greenhc

Just Read: What physicians (and patients) need to know about Climate Change – JAMA

The facts: View Average Annual Temperatures Washington, DC 1871-2013 47670 on Flickr.com Similar trends can be seen for snowfall and precipitation, both trending down instead of up, in Washington, DC, with a whole host of livability and health effects that will result. Patz JA, Frumkin H, Holloway T, Vimont DJ, Haines A. Climate Change: Challenges » » » » on to the full article

Speaking of e-waste: Where gadgets go to die | The Economist

The U.S. and China produce more total e-waste than any other country, according to a new map that tracks e-waste around the world.

Source:LiveScience Difference engine: Where gadgets go to die | The Economist. I happened to use the recycling of e-waste as an example in yesterday’s blog post (see: Just Read: Greening Health Care: How Hospitals Can Heal the Planet | Ted Eytan, MD), with the coincidence of this article in The Economist. What little is known » » » » on to the full article

Just Read: Greening Health Care: How Hospitals Can Heal the Planet

Gerwig K. Greening Health Care. New York City: Oxford University Press; 2014 (amazon.com | Oxford University Press) – All proceeds from the sale of Greening Health Care: How Hospitals Can Heal the Planet will go to Health Care Without Harm The US health care industry as a whole spends in excess of $200 billion a » » » » on to the full article

Healthier hospitals don’t just treat patients, they don’t create them in the first place, here’s how

It’s true – operating a health system in an unhealthy way actually creates illness instead of preventing it, and it actually costs more money. So why do it? Check out this video from Healthier Hospitals Initiative (@hhiorg). Healthier hospitals has catalyzed a lot of change in the 18% of GDP health care industry, I’ve seen » » » » on to the full article

It’s Just Chemistry: Healthier buildings can have less harmful chemicals, with Arlene Blum, PhD

View ‘Arlene Blum, PhD at the Center for Total Health 40189′ on Flickr.com We had the privilege of hosting a healthy buildings event (see: Healthy Buildings: Reducing Use of Harmful Chemicals | Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health) with our friends at US Green Building Council (@USGBC) featuring Arlene Blum, PhD  author, mountaineer, and founder of the Green Science » » » » on to the full article

Rethinking my sunscreen, safety of personal care products – going deeper into #GreenHC

#GreenHC stands for “Green Health Care,” and it’s definitely one of those things they didn’t teach me in medical school. Part of that is the chemicals around us and that we intentionally put on us, in personal care products, and that wasn’t really taught either. The attitude was more, “worry about smoking because that will » » » » on to the full article

Adding a new layer to the health map – Your built environment

I’ve explored the social determinants of health in the places where we live/work, etc, (see: Photo and Map Friday: The Social Determinants of the NoMa Neighborhood, Washington, DC USA | Ted Eytan, MD) and recently I got to connect with the team at the US Green Building Council (@USGBC) to go another layer deeper – » » » » on to the full article