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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Symbiosis: The Journal of Ecologically Sustainable Medicine--Vol. 4, No. 2, Green Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Pollution Prevention

Title:
Symbiosis: The Journal of Ecologically Sustainable Medicine--Vol. 4, No. 2, Green Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Pollution Prevention

Abstract:
This edition (Vol. 4, No. 2) of the Teleosis Institute's journal, Symbiosis, focuses on pharmaceutical pollution prevention. The Teleosis Institute is a non-profit organization based in Berkeley, California, devoted to developing effective, sustainable health care provided by professionals who serve as environmental stewards. Teleosis recently launched a Green Pharmacy Campaign, which is a collaboration with local pharmacies, health providers, and consumers, aimed at reducing the "footprint" of pharmaceutical medicine. The campaign includes a pilot program in Berkeley to take-back unused medicines at pharmacies and doctor's offices (PDF Format; Length: 56 pages). The contents of this edition of Symbiosis include:

  • Letter from the Director
  • Health in the News: Pharmaceutical Pollution
  • Green Pharmacy: Preventing Pharmaceutical Pollution
  • Pharmaceutical Pollution: Ecology and Toxicology Considerations
  • Christian Daughton and the Ecology of PPCPs: An Integral Vision
  • Water Quality: Key to Many Doors in the 21st Century, by Christian Daughton, PhD
  • The 4 T's: Assessing Exposure to Multiple Chemicals
  • Green Pharmacy: Preventing Pollution with Sustainable Medicine
  • Facts on Pharmaceuticals and the Environment
  • Ecological Economics and the Drug Life Cycle: The True Cost of Drugs
  • Pollution Prevention Partner: PharmEcology, LLC
  • Unused and Expired Medicines: A National Pandemic
  • Pollution Prevention Partner: Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • Spotlight on Green Pharmacy: Stockholm County Council
  • Website Review: Environmental Protection Agency: Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) as Environmental Pollutants
  • Book Review: Macroshift: Navigating the Transformation to a Sustainable World
  • Support Green Pharmacy!!

URL:
http://www.teleosis.org/pdf/symbiosis/Intro_EcoTox4.2.pdf

Source:
Teleosis Institute

Resource Type:
Periodical

Date of Publication:
Spring/Summer 2007

Associated Sectors:

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