Health care without harm, USA
Country: United States of America (USA)
‘Healthcare without harm’ is an organisation co-founded by Charlotte Brody, a registered nurse. The organisation began as a reaction to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report that named medical waste incineration as the leading source of dioxin, a potent carcinogen. The organisation has been instrumental in achieving a number of goals such as virtually eliminating the use of mercury-based medical equipment in the USA; and advocating for hospitals to buy from local sources that support sustainable agricultural practices.