Good environmental citizens reduce, reuse, and recycle. But hospitals have been slow to put the 3-Rs into practice in part because of fears that doing so might compromise patient safety. On our next episode of White Coat, Black Art (Saturday September 18), we take a tour of one hospital that's leading the way in becoming green without increasing the risk of hospital-acquired infections.
For a sneak peek, listen to my House Doctor column today and later this week on afternoon shows on CBC Radio One.
Garbage and bio-waste aren't the only kinds of pollution hospitals have to deal with. So is noise. Listen to hospital design guru Roger Ulrich for his thoughts on the impact of noise pollution in hospital on your well-being.