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Sustainable Hospital Project

Organization(s) Environmental Protection Agency - Region 1
Project Description With the support of an EPA Region 1-NE grant, the Sustainable Hospital Project (SHP) augmented their on-line database of alternatives to mercury-containing products in 2002. The database can be searched by product category, manufacturer, hazard type, and product name. Some of the products featured in the database include: dental mercury removal systems, gastrointestinal tubes, laboratory chemicals and equipment, sphygmomanometers, and thermometers. The SHP uses professional judgment and sound science to evaluate product substitutes. Rather than promoting a particular material or type of product, the SHP discusses alternatives and openly acknowledges the merits and shortcomings of every choice. This information enables healthcare facilities to evaluate and make informed decisions about the products and practices they choose. The SHP is a project of the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, University of Massachusetts Lowell.

More Info www.sustainablehospitals.org
Project Contact
Name SHP Clearinghouse
Phone 978-934-3386
Project Keywords
Areas of P2 Expertise Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
Industrial Sectors Health Care and Hospitals
Newsletter Northeast States Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 12 No. 3, Fall 2002 [PDF]


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