29 Sep '11, 2pm

Sustainable Chemistry, Sustainable Healthcare, Sustainable Life:

Sustainable Chemistry, Sustainable Healthcare, Sustainable Life:

Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge focuses on sustainability within the human body itself, which is, sustainable healthcare. Sustainable healthcare, or ecologically sustainable medicine (ESM), is defined by the long-term maintenance of health which depends on the regular maintenance of environmental health and the rational use of natural resources. As sustainable chemistry is based on the concept of “minimizing waste by not producing it at the source,” the major purpose of sustainable healthcare is to prevent disease beforehand instead of curing it afterwards. This coincides with the time-honored Chinese saying: “The greatest doctor cures disease before it ever develops.”

Full article: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2011/09/29/sustainable...

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