Beyond Pesticides - Healthy Hospitals
MCS America: Healthy Hospitals
Tip Sheets For First Responders Field Guide
Nurses' Health - A Survey On Health & Chemical Exposures
How Hospitals Systematically Harm People
The Medical Mistakes That Kill Americans Every Day
Beyond the Scent: What nurses need to know about scented products
Fragrance Free Online Education
Indoor Air Pollution: An Introduction for Health Professionals
Green Guide for Health Care
Healthy Building Network
Next-generation materials for healthy hospitals
Genova Diagnostics (Great Smokies Diagnostic Laboratory)
Clifford Consulting & Research
Porphyria - The Unknown Disease
Testing for Toxic Metal- and Chemical-Induced Porphyrinuria
Death by Medicine
Glaxo Chief: Our Drugs Do Not Work on Most Patients
Drugs 'don't work on many people'
Gangsters in Medicine
Revealed: how drug firms 'hoodwink' medical journals
Ex-New England Journal of Medicine Editor Criticizes Drug Companies
Despite their role as places that promote 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, and fragrance chemicals.
COMMON SUBSTANCES IN HOSPITALS CAN CAUSE ASTHMA, NEW REPORT SHOWS
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."
Order the book Healthier Hospitals Comprehensive Guide to Assist in the Medical Care of the Patient with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) Disability.
Hospital Protocol for Multiple Chemical Sensitivities Approved for All Patients with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities
MCS Hospital Access Accommodations Letter
Hospitalization Guidelines for the Chemically Sensitivie Patient General considerations
Pest Management in New York State Hospitals: Risk Reduction and Health Promotion
Hospitals for a Healthy Environment
Tips for Anesthetics and Hospitalization for People with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities
Caring for People with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities: Creating Access to Health Care
Hospital Protocols: MCS Canadian Sources
MCS Hospital Access
Tips for First Responders for MCS - Center for Development and Disability, University of New Mexico
NIBS Indoor Environmental Air - MCS
Finally, Some Hospitals Start to Understand the Importance of Nutrition!
Ask Doctor Spiller
Toxicity and Allergy to Local Anesthesia
Dental Anesthethics and Porphyrics
Mike Robichaux, DDS - Slidell, LA
Medicine's Dirty Little Secret
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