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Exploring the Concept of a Harmonized Chemical Scorecard By Sally Edwards. Commissioned by the John Merck Fund. 2013.

Explores options for evaluating and rating products and companies based on chemical content, use, and reduction. Download here





Economics of Conversion to Mercury-Free Products.
By Gregory Morose and John Lindberg. Commissioned by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Chemicals Branch. October, 2011.

This report presents case studies of two firms involved with transitioning from mercury-containing to mercury-free products in the medical technology industry. The case studies suggest that the lack of a coherent, legally binding agreement for adoption of proven mercury-free alternatives has created a marketplace that requires manufacturers that wish to invest in mercury-free solutions must also continue offering both mercury-containing devices as well.
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Lessons Learned: Solutions for Workplace Safety and Health. By David Kriebel, Molly M. Jacobs, Pia Markkanen, and Joel Tickner. 2010

Six case studies illustrate systemic failures to protect workers, communities, and the environment. Yet injuries and deaths could have been prevented by applying lessons learned from our history of workplace health and safety.  These lessons show how more effective approaches will not only protect workers but also reduce harms to society. Further information here.

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Investing in Best Practices for Asthma: A Business Case - August 2010 Update. By Polly Hoppin and Laurie Stillman. Produced for the Asthma Regional Council of New England (ARC) at Health Resources in Action (HRiA), in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Updates a 2007 report demonstrating the cost effectiveness of home-based interventions for asthma to supplement medical care, drawing on the research literature as well as case studies of current programs.
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Asthma: A Business Case for Employers and Health Care Purchasers. By Polly Hoppin, Laurie Stillman, and Molly Jacobs. Lowell Center for Sustainable Production and Asthma Regional Council of New England. February, 2010.
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