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Green Hospitals

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis, Ore., is leading the way in getting toxics out of hospital cleaning products – and finding, through the hospital's infection control department's surveillance, that green cleaners work just as well as harsh chemicals. The hospital has also started using recycled paper products, and plans to switch to a safer germicide to disinfect operating rooms, as well as to remove carpet to prevent PCPs and other chemicals from leaching into the air. Their efforts have been helped along by Oregon Natural Step, which has a program that organizations can use to become safer and more sustainable.

The Corvallis Gazette-Times has the article.

 

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