Good Chemistry: Green Tips for Better Health, from Planned Parenthood of Northern New England

Did you know that…

...doctors' offices can be toxic environments? There are many hidden toxins in what is a basic health care facility.

In an attempt to provide a greener health care environment for our patients, we have launched an internal green health care audit across our three states (VT, NH, ME) and our 27 health centers. Our Portland, ME, site is the first of our sites to meet the criteria.  We:

  • cut down on bio hazardous waste so that only items that truly need to be burned are being burned
  • cut down on mercury in the health center (using low merc light bulbs and blood pressure  equipment without mercury)
  • use a green cleaning system
  • eliminated latex gloves

Ask your physician about toxins in his/her practice.

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