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Case Studies: Alpena General Hospital
Abstract: This case study focuses on purchasing and lab reagents.
Source: Purdue Research Foundation
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/04/03336/alpena.htm

Case Studies: St. Mary's Medical Center
Abstract: Describes St. Mary's Medical Center's (Duluth, MN) mercury pollution prevention project.
Source: Purdue Research Foundation
URL: http://www.sustainablehospitals.org/HTMLSrc/IP_Merc_CS_StMar
y.html

Health Care Products Known to Contain Mercury & Alternatives
Abstract: Fact sheet listing health care products known to contain mercury and suggested alternatives.
Source: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
URL: http://www.deq.state.mi.us/documents/deq-ead-p2-mercury-heal
thpr.doc

Hospitals For a Healthy Environment: Mercury Waste Virtual Elimination Model Plan [PDF]
Abstract: Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (H2E) Mercury waste elimination from hospitals model plan. Includes case studies, suggested alternatives for mercury and best-management practices.
Source: Hospitals for a Healthy Environment and American Hospital Association
URL: http://practicegreenhealth.org/pubs/mercurywaste.pdf

Memorandum of Understanding Between the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the American Hospital Association
Abstract: On June 24, 1998, the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed this landmark agreement identifying goals to reduce the impact of health care facilities on the environment.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency and American Hospital Association
URL: http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPURL.cgi?Dockey=20000X5F.txt

Mercury Use Reduction & Waste Prevention in Medical Facilities
Abstract: Interactive software program designed by the EPA and Purdue University to provide information on the proper handling and disposal of mercury wastes by medical facilities. Includes a virtual hospital, tracking progress approaches, contacts, and a glossary of terms.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 5
URL: http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPURL.cgi?Dockey=901V1E00.txt

Promoting a Healthier Environment: Reducing Mercury Use in Health Care [PDF]
Abstract: The purpose of this manual is to help hospitals start mercury pollution prevention programs or accelerate programs that have already begun.
Source: Monroe County Department of Health
URL: http://www.epa.gov/bns/mercury/pdfs/reducing-mercury-healthc
are-1998.pdf

Protecting By Degrees: What Hospitals Can Do To Reduce Mercury Pollution [PDF]
Abstract: Discusses how hospitals can contribute in the elimination of mercury.
Source: Environmental Working Group and Health Care Without Harm
URL: http://www.bvsde.paho.org/bvsacd/cd37/15703.pdf

Replacing Mercury in Healthcare Facilities: A Step-by-Step Approach
Abstract: A step-by-step plan for making mercury reduction a priority at a hospital.
Source: Hospitals for a Healthy Environment
URL: http://www.hercenter.org/hazmat/mercguide.cfm

 


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