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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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Case Studies: Alpena General Hospital
Abstract: This case study focuses on purchasing and lab reagents.
Source: Purdue Research Foundation
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
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
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
Mercury Legacy Products
Abstract: This website provides information about the past and current uses of mercury-added legacy products, including photographs, types of situations in which the products were typically used, the location of mercury in the product, and information on their proper handling, removal, and disposal.
Mercury Management in the Health Care Environment [PDF]
Abstract: Pamphlet designed to help health care facilities manage mercury. Includes information for identifying sources of mercury and provides educational materials, safety and clean-up procedures, and mercury alternatives.
Source: Maine Department of Environmental Protection
Mercury Pollution Prevention in Healthcare
Abstract: A guide for hospitals on becoming mercury-free. Includes success stories, contact information, and other resources.
Source: National Wildlife Federation
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
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
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