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Global Nurses United Leaders Demand World Health Organization Strengthen Its Guidance on Prevention and Control of Coronavirus

Leaders of an international federation of nurse and health care worker unions from 28 countries, Global Nurses United (GNU), sent a

Global Nurses United
January 29, 2020

Bill to Reduce Toxic Fumes in Surgical Settings Moves On to Senate Floor

Legislation that would require the state to adopt rules to reduce toxic airborne contaminants, also known as “surgical plumes,” is headed to a vote on the floor of the California Senate.

National Nurses United
August 12, 2016

California Assembly Approves CNA-Sponsored Bill to Reduce Toxic Fumes in Surgical Settings

The California Assembly today approved a bill that would mitigate the presence of toxic airborne contaminants that pose a hazard to patients, nurses, and other healthcare professionals, in operating rooms and other surgical settings.

California Nurses Association
May 19, 2016

Another deadly consequence of climate change: The spread of dangerous diseases

With President Trump’s decision on U.S. participation in the Paris climate accords expected in the next few days, there has been widespread discussion of the many consequences that climate change will have for us and our children, including extreme weather events, displacement of people, submergence of lands and devastation to our oceans.

By Brian Deese and Ronald A. Klain, The Washington Post

Zika Cases in Puerto Rico Are Skyrocketing

The Zika epidemic that has spread from Brazil to the rest of Latin America is now raging in Puerto Rico — and the island’s response is in chaos.

Donald G. McNeil Jr., The New York Times
August 3, 2016

First Zika-linked birth defects detected in Colombia

Researchers have found Colombia's first cases of birth defects linked to the Zika virus, Nature has learned — which are likely forerunners of a widely anticipated wave of Zika-related birth defects in the country.

Declan Butler, Nature

The UN recently declared “the greatest and most urgent global risk.”

The UN recently declared “the greatest and most urgent global risk.” And it may surprise you to know that threat is antimicrobial resistance.

Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio
February 1, 2017

The Precautionary Principle is Paramount

More than two years after the West African Ebola outbreak panicked the globe, Ebola news made headlines again when researchers found evidence suggesting that the deadly virus lingers in people’s lungs.

Bonnie Castillo, RN, Director of RN Response Network and Health & Safety at NNU
January 17, 2017

National Nurses United launches premiere Health & Safety Division

Recently, National Nurses United launched the Nurses Health & Safety Campaign. This project is a network of nurses and allies, committed to collectively advocating for nurse health and safety.

Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio
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