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ANA endorses Kid Safe Chemicals Act

Acting on a directive from the 2006 House of Delegates, ANA has endorsed the Kid Safe Chemicals Act. The bill would ensure for the first time that all…

Bisphenol A update

Found in products we use every day, bisphenol A can have dangerous effects. ANA continues to advocate the chemical banned.

Building the case for chemical policy reform

Over the past three decades, we have become increasingly aware of the impact that our environment, and chemical exposures in particular, has on our nation’s health. We know…

Chemical soup

ANA and state associations work to protect nurses and the environment from chemicals.

Environment, health and safety

The latest report from the President’s Cancer Panel was the first to link environmental causes with cancer. It found the country is largely unprotected from preventable exposures because…

Environment, health, & safety

Is widespread triclosan use leading to microbial resistance? ANA urges nurses to take a cautionary approach toward using triclosan-containing products at home.

Healing our hazardous environment

Environmental pollution threatens our homes, workplaces, and communities. So what can you do? This article will tell you.

Nanotechnology and the environment

Nanotechnology and the environment By Katie Slavin, MS, RN Nanotechnology is the use of innovative techniques for controlling and manipulating matter at the near-atomic scale to produce engineered…

New report reaffirms old concerns

In a new report, The National Toxicology Program (NTP) expressed ”serious concern” that diethylhexyl-phthalate (DEHP), a chemical used in medical devices, may affect male reproductive tract development and…

Pediatric lead exposure

Lead has long been known to be a toxic agent. Recently, concern has been rising regarding lead exposure in children’s toys. Although lead in paint on toys has…
Needlesticks

Pharmaceutical waste: What nurses need to know

Too often, pharmaceutical waste – much of it hazardous – shows up in our surface, ground, and drinking water. To solve this problem, the healthcare industry must work…

The environment and the nurse

We are hearing much talk about the unseasonably warm weather in some areas and extreme conditions in others. Frequently, we hear something about the role of global warming.…

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