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Syringes, IV tubing, saline bags, packaging: Canada’s hospitals couldn’t function without single-use plastics

A few years ago, researchers at Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh decided to look at the environmental impact of performing the second most common major surgery for women in the U.S. and Canada: a hysterectomy. The study involved 62 surgeries. Immediately following each one, researchers went into the OR and carefully collected, sorted, labelled and weighed… Read More »