Tools and resources


Standardized environmental questions for OR surgical drapes

  • EPP
  • EPP Resource
  • Devices
  • Chemicals
  • Safer medical products and devices
The standardized environmental questions for medical products are a set of supplier questions that can be used in the procurement process for OR surgical drapes to identify environmentally preferable products.  People can be exposed through the use of products containing these chemicals in the OR. In 2002, the FDA issued a Public Health Notification for PVC devices containing DEHP. DEHP is also…

Learn More

Environmental Considerations for Cabinetry

  • Healthy interiors
  • Guide
  • Furnishings
  • Chemicals
Practice Greenhealth presents a guide to questions and issues to consider when assessing or purchasing cabinetry.

Learn More

NorthShore University HealthSystem 2016

  • Chemicals
  • Exemplary Document
  • NorthShore University HealthSystem
  • Presentation
Open this resource to view a presentation on the integration of medical toxicology into personalized medicine. The information includes risks of exposure to toxins, symptoms of exposure, and case studies. The presentation emphasizes the importance of knowing the personal and occupational environment of a patient and how any risk assessment should integrate environmental metrics.

Learn More

Join Practice Greenhealth

Practice Greenhealth is the health care sector’s go-to source for information, tools, data, resources, and expert technical support on sustainability initiatives that help hospitals and health systems meet their health, financial, and community goals.

Join now