N.J. healthcare facility fighting for safer chemical regulations

Hackensack University Medical Center is working to rid healthcare devices and products of unsafe chemicals

Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center is working to rid all healthcare devices and products of unsafe chemicals, according to an article on the Health Facilities Management website.

The facility is working with the American Sustainable Business Council  to push the federal government to establish stronger regulations.

Hackensack is finding that convincing Congress to enact meaningful legislation regulating the use of chemicals is tough, said Kyle Tafuri, senior sustainability adviser for the Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center at Hackensack.

“In terms of policy, we haven’t seen concrete change yet but, obviously, any policy change in today’s political climate takes a long time.” 

Read the article.



March 29, 2016

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