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Canadian Court: Breast Cancer Cases in Lab Technicians are Work-Related
Posted On: July 26, 2016
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  • US & Canada
  • Tags: safer chemicals, occupational exposure, plastics, medical equipment, environmental cancer risks

The Canadian Supreme Court rules in favor of hospital lab technicians who developed breast cancer, saying they are eligible for compensation under the country's workers' compensation law.

Catalyzing Health Care Investment in Healthier Food Systems
Posted On: July 21, 2016
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  • US & Canada
  • Tags: HCWH US and Canada, Healthy Food in Health Care, Resilient Communities

Community Commons, a mission-driven organization that uses technology to connect changemakers and support lasting change, introduced their network to HCWH's Community Benefits study and upcoming survey.

European Union Attempt to Reduce Presence of Toxic Chemicals in Medical Devices Falls Short
Posted On: July 20, 2016
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  • US & Canada
  • Tags: safer chemicals, HCWH Europe, EDCs, Medical Devices, medical equipment

New regulations in the EU aiming to control presence of toxic chemicals in medical devices burdened by limited ability to define the chemicals themselves.

Toxic Chemicals Found Accumulating in Deep Ocean Ecosystems
Posted On: July 19, 2016
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  • US & Canada
  • Tags: safer chemicals, flame retardants, PCBs, PBDEs, research

In the first measurement of its kind, two types of persistent organic pollutants were found in ocean trenches at a depth of 7,000 - 10,000 meters.

Feed Yourself More Healthfully and Protect the Planet at the Same Time
Posted On: July 18, 2016
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  • US & Canada
  • Tags: HCWH US and Canada, Healthy Food in Health Care, New England, Climate-Food, Portland Press Herald

[Portland Press Herald] Health care workers talk about how the food on our plates can help combat climate change.

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