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Main Title Health Care Guide to Pollution Prevention Implementation Through Environmental Management Systems.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Center for Environmental Research Information.
Publisher May 2005
Year Published 2005
Report Number EPA/625/C-05/003;
Stock Number PB2007-100981
Additional Subjects Pollution prevention ; Waste management ; Medical wastes ; Environmental management ; Hazardous materials ; Disposables ; Waste minimization ; Toxins ; Hospitals ; Health ; Humans ; Environmental impacts ; Guidelines ; Compliance ; Implementation ;
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NTIS  PB2007-100981 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 05/28/2007
Collation 289p
Abstract
Medical waste incineration, persistent bioaccumulative toxins (PBTs) and hazardous material use and disposal have heightened scrutiny of the health care industry's impacts on the environment. Given the mission of health care to promote health and wellness, hospitals must proactively manage activities, products and services to minimize these significant environmental impacts. While many hospitals voluntarily undertake environmental initiatives, their efforts often fail due to the lack of an established and sustainable environmental management system (EMS), which uses proven business management practices to integrate environmental concerns into an organization's activities, products and services.