Environmental Health

"The Teflon Toxin: The Case Against DuPont"

DuPont, a major U.S. chemical company, for years hid what it knew about the threats to employees and neighbors from a chemical -- perfluorooctanoic acid, also known as PFOA or C8 -- that can cause cancer and other health damage. The PFOA was used in operations of DuPont's Washington Works plant in Parkersburg, WV. Its health damage was the focus of a major class-action lawsuit.

Source: The Intercept, 08/18/2015

"Greening Health Care"

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"Greening Health Care: How Hospitals Can Heal the Planet"

By Kathy Gerwig
Oxford University Press, $27.95

Reviewed by JIM MOTAVALLI

“Greening Health Care: How Hospitals Can Heal the Planet” is an important book that could have far-reaching implications for the American health-care industry.

People concerned about the escalating costs of going to the doctor — that includes just about all of us — should read it.

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