Public health

Press release - Parliament calls on EU Commission to step up action against dangerous chemicals

Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 12:04am

It calls on the Commission to come up with a new chemicals strategy that effectively ensures that health and the environment are well protected, by minimising exposure to hazardous chemicals.

Key Points: 
  • It calls on the Commission to come up with a new chemicals strategy that effectively ensures that health and the environment are well protected, by minimising exposure to hazardous chemicals.
  • Further regulatory measures are needed to protect vulnerable groups in particular such as children, pregnant and breastfeeding women and the elderly.
  • According to MEPs, the new chemicals strategy must fully reflect the precautionary principle and the polluter-pays principle, and ensure more transparent approval processes.
  • Next steps

    The resolution is Parliaments input to a new EU chemicals strategy for sustainability to be presented by the Commission this autumn.

Information Update - Certain hand sanitizers may pose health risks

Friday, July 10, 2020 - 7:56pm

OTTAWA, ON, July 10, 2020 /CNW/ - Health Canada is advising Canadians that the following hand sanitizers made with industrial-grade ethanol, which is not authorized for use in hand sanitizers, may pose health risks.

Key Points: 
  • OTTAWA, ON, July 10, 2020 /CNW/ - Health Canada is advising Canadians that the following hand sanitizers made with industrial-grade ethanol, which is not authorized for use in hand sanitizers, may pose health risks.
  • For more information, including what Canadians should do, visit the online safety alert .
  • Health Canada maintains a list of hand sanitizers that may pose health risks, so that Canadians can easily identify products they may have purchased and take appropriate action.
  • Canadians are encouraged to check the list regularly for updates.

World Biological Wastewater Treatment Market 2020-2025: Growing Demand for Sustainable, Energy-Efficient, and Advanced Wastewater Treatment Technologies

Friday, July 10, 2020 - 1:45pm

The aerobic segment projected to lead the biological wastewater treatment market during the forecast period.

Key Points: 
  • The aerobic segment projected to lead the biological wastewater treatment market during the forecast period.
  • Based on the process, the biological wastewater treatment market is classified into aerobic and anaerobic.
  • Market Diversification: Exhaustive information about new products, untapped geographies, recent developments, and investments in the biological wastewater treatment market.
  • Competitive Assessment: In-depth assessment of strategies, products, and manufacturing capabilities of the leading players in the biological wastewater treatment market.

Avis Budget Group to Deliver Avis Safety Pledge and Budget Worry-Free Promise Through Agreements With Lysol, Hip Hop Public Health and Renowned Group of Medical Professionals

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 10:00pm

The coalition is also joined by Hip Hop Public Health, which is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering positive behavior change.

Key Points: 
  • The coalition is also joined by Hip Hop Public Health, which is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering positive behavior change.
  • In addition, a group of highly acclaimed medical professionals will combine their knowledge and expertise to form the ABG Medical Advisory Council.
  • Our commitment to the safety and satisfaction of our customers and employees is unwavering, said Joe Ferraro, CEO of Avis Budget Group.
  • Hip Hop Public Health (HHPH) is an internationally recognized organization that creates and implements multimedia public health interventions designed to improve health literacy, inspire behavior change and promote health equity.

#FirstRespondersFirst Raises Nearly $8 Million to Support Healthcare Workers on the Frontlines of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Launches New Mental Health Initiative and Announces Leadership Council

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 8:40pm

Chan School of Public Health , Thrive Global , and the CAA Foundation , which launched on March 23 and has raised nearly $8 million to support healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, today unveiled its new Mental Health Initiative, designed to provide real-time support and resources to health care workers both domestically and abroad.

Key Points: 
  • Chan School of Public Health , Thrive Global , and the CAA Foundation , which launched on March 23 and has raised nearly $8 million to support healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, today unveiled its new Mental Health Initiative, designed to provide real-time support and resources to health care workers both domestically and abroad.
  • In times of crisis, the tendency for health care workers is to deprioritize their own well-being.
  • Johnson & Johnson has expanded its role in #FirstRespondersFirst as the first corporate sponsor for this initiative and has been instrumental in curating a list of quality mental health service providers.
  • Alongside all of these offerings, #FirstRespondersFirst will join together with McCann Health to launch a campaign around destigmatizing the issues of mental health for caregivers and frontline health care workers.

Press release - MEPs want the EU to play a stronger role in improving public health

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 4:06pm

Many argued for the need to give the EU a far stronger role in the area of health.

Key Points: 
  • Many argued for the need to give the EU a far stronger role in the area of health.
  • Several MEPs mentioned that a stronger EU role in the area of public health must include measures to tackle shortages of affordable medicines and protective equipment as well as support to research.
  • Some MEPs requested that the European health agencies ECDC and EMA be strengthened, while others argued for the need for a European Health Union with EU minimum standards.
  • However, the EU has an important role to play in improving public health, preventing and managing diseases, mitigating sources of danger to human health, and harmonising health strategies between member states.

Synagro Achieves Commercial Operations of the City of Hamilton, Ontario Thermal Drying Facility

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 3:00pm

BALTIMORE, July 9, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Synagro Technologies, Inc. , the preeminent provider of biosolids and residuals solutions services in North America, has announced the achievement of commercial operations at its newest thermal drying facility.

Key Points: 
  • BALTIMORE, July 9, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Synagro Technologies, Inc. , the preeminent provider of biosolids and residuals solutions services in North America, has announced the achievement of commercial operations at its newest thermal drying facility.
  • For the next thirty years, the facility will provide uninterrupted service to the City of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, at its Woodward Avenue Wastewater Treatment Plant.
  • "Synagro is honored to achieve this milestone a joint effort with the City which owns the facility, as well as the Bird/Maple-Reinders Joint Venture who performed the design-build, utilizing industry-leading Andritz Separation's thermal drying technology," said Bob Preston, president and chief executive officer, Synagro.
  • "The Hamilton project is Synagro's tenth heat drying facility, further expanding our portfolio of experience with more than twenty large-scale biosolids processing facilities provided via public-private partnership," said Pam Racey, vice president of project development, Synagro.

Menstrual Cup Market to Garner $963 Mn, Globally, by 2026 at 5.3% CAGR, Says Allied Market Research

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 2:45pm

According to the report, the global menstrual cup market was pegged at $632 million in 2018, and is projected to reach $963 million by 2026, registering a CAGR of 5.3% from 2019 to 2026.

Key Points: 
  • According to the report, the global menstrual cup market was pegged at $632 million in 2018, and is projected to reach $963 million by 2026, registering a CAGR of 5.3% from 2019 to 2026.
  • However, cultural resistance & limited level of acceptance of sanitary and availability of substitutes and cost of menstrual cups hamper the market.
  • COVID-19 scenario: The outbreak of COVID-19 has greatly affected the global menstrual cup market.
  • However, the global menstrual cup market across LAMEA is expected to portray the highest CAGR of 7.5% during the forecast period.

Menstrual Cup Market to Garner $963 Mn, Globally, by 2026 at 5.3% CAGR, Says Allied Market Research

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 2:45pm

According to the report, the global menstrual cup market was pegged at $632 million in 2018, and is projected to reach $963 million by 2026, registering a CAGR of 5.3% from 2019 to 2026.

Key Points: 
  • According to the report, the global menstrual cup market was pegged at $632 million in 2018, and is projected to reach $963 million by 2026, registering a CAGR of 5.3% from 2019 to 2026.
  • However, cultural resistance & limited level of acceptance of sanitary and availability of substitutes and cost of menstrual cups hamper the market.
  • COVID-19 scenario: The outbreak of COVID-19 has greatly affected the global menstrual cup market.
  • However, the global menstrual cup market across LAMEA is expected to portray the highest CAGR of 7.5% during the forecast period.

CLEANLIFE Makes Donations of PPE As Part of New Product Introduction

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 2:13pm

In addition, the company donated hand sanitizer and 3-ply masks to FARE-Cle, an organization that provides transportation to individuals with developmental disabilities.

Key Points: 
  • In addition, the company donated hand sanitizer and 3-ply masks to FARE-Cle, an organization that provides transportation to individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • We also felt it was a great way to promote our new kits and the importance of PPE in general.
  • Providing the kits in a handy box makes is easier to store and maintain the PPE.
  • CLEANLIFE LLC is an FDA registered distributor of PPE, and Cleanlife LED is a supplier of energy efficient LED lighting.