What Are LCAs and What do They Say about Reprocessing


Understanding Life Cycle Assessments: What they tell us about Reprocessed Single-Use Devices and Greenhouse Gas Emissions A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a systematic analysis of the environmental impacts associated with all the stages of a product's life from cradle to grave. This starts with the extraction of raw materials, materials processing, manufacturing,

What Others Say About Reprocessing


Researchers and Regulators Endorse Reprocessing “[Hospitals and health systems should] switch from disposable to reusable products such as reusable isolation gowns, dishware, linens, surgical supplies [and] optimize reprocessing as allowed per FDA regulations.” ~ Key Actions to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by U.S. Hospitals and Health Systems "[Reprocessing] of SUDs

A Moral Imperative for Healthcare Professionals


Climate change is a public health issue that threatens all of us. Water and air pollution increase, leading to more chronic respiratory disease, such as asthma. Increased temperatures due to climate change lead to increased ground-level ozone, which cause airway inflammation and damages lung tissue. That hospitals are a leading cause of climate change producing emissions should be a call to action to all healthcare workers to reduce waste and lower emissions.

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