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  1. Eliminating mercury use in hospital laboratories : A step toward zero discharge.

    Article - En anglais

    In 1996. the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District initiated a Zero Discharge Project to work toward the goal of zero discharge of persistent toxic substances from its wastewater treatment plant.

    This multifaceted project focuses on mercury, lead, dioxin, polychlorinated biphenyls, and exachlorbenzene.

    Here, the author describes a collaboration with local hospitals to eliminate the use of mercury-containing fixatives by histopathology laboratories.

    Three primary roadblocks to change were identried (a) technicians'belief that pathologists would be resistant to change ; (b) lack of time to research alternatives ; (c) lack of awareness of the hospita's role in polluting the environment.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Mercure, Hôpital, Santé et environnement, Toxicité, Elimination déchet, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Prévention, Métal lourd

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mercury, Hospital, Health and environment, Toxicity, Waste disposal, Human, United States, North America, America, Prevention, Heavy metal

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0431612

    Code Inist : 002B30A02A. Création : 22/03/2000.