Nurses are trusted, credible spokespeople on a range of public health issues, including environmental health, and see first-hand the effects that toxic chemicals can have on the health of their patients. You can have a tremendous impact when educating your patients, other caregivers, and policy makers. To help promote environmental health education, we've created a series of fact sheets specifically for nurses and other healthcare professionals.
Download Disease Prevention Initiatives (pdf, 284k)
Download Opportunity for Change.pdf (pdf, 327K)
Download Women's Health and the Environment (pdf, 421K)
Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments
community of nurses committed to healthy people and healthy environments.
American Nurses Association
center for national nursing organization.
Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
coalition effort dedicated to getting toxic chemicals out of our personal care products.
Health Care Without Harm
the global movement for environmentally responsible health care.
The Luminary Project
An effort to
capture the illuminating stories of nurses' activities to improve human and environmental health
and networking organization for institutions in the healthcare community
that have made a commitment to sustainable, eco-friendly practices.
technical support for selecting products and work
practices that reduce
occupational and environmental hazards, maintain quality patient care, and control costs.