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Health Care Without Harm
Despite their role as places thatpromote health and healing, hospitals and other health care institutions use a surprising number of highly toxic chemicals on their premises, including pesticides,cleaners and disinfectants, andfragrance chemicals.

Hospitals can reduce asthma risk by switching to safer alternatives. Unbeknownst to many health care providers, the indoor hospital environment may be making people sick. A new report reveals that substances commonly found in hospitals including chemicals used to clean floors and medical equipment, fumes from building materials, latex gloves, and other common substances can trigger an asthma attack or cause the disease.

Pesticide Spraying and Health Effects  Grace Ziem, MD says "When my patients become ill from pesticide spraying, they usually do not head for an emergency room, where they typically experience long waits in an environment containing germicidal residue, scented products, carbonless copy paper, hospital linens with heavy fabric softener, and other exposures. In addition, they have learned from experience that emergency department personnel often do not understand their condition and do not know how to treat it."

Minimizing chemical hazards in healthcare  Many strong chemicals are used in healthcare settings, for a variety of reasons: to treat patients (medications and anesthetic agents); to clean, disinfect, and sterilize surfaces and supplies (cleansers/disinfectants); and to kill insects and other pests (pesticides). We often forget, however, that the drugs used to treat patients can have unintended consequences for workers who are exposed to them when they prepare and administer solutions or are exposed to the off-gassing of anesthesia and aerosolized breathing treatments. Indeed, pharmaceuticals can be a hazard to the community at large when they are improperly disposed of. According to two experts on hazardous drugs, "There is no other industry where hazardous chemicals are taken so lightly as the healthcare industry."

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