Activeion strives for environmental education
Activeion Cleaning Solutions (Rogers, Minnesota) said it has increased its commitment to environmental sustainability by joining Practice Greenhealth, a membership organization for institutions and businesses in the healthcare field who are engaged in reducing their environmental footprints.
Practice Greenhealth provides practical guidance, training, consultation, and business solutions to help its members in their efforts to implement environmentally responsible practices. More than 800 healthcare providers have joined Practice Greenhealth in the last year alone, indicating the growing commitment among the healthcare community to reduce its environmental impact.
"We are committed to reducing the carbon footprint of the cleaning industry," said Todd Schaeffer, VP/GM, Activeion Cleaning Solutions. "Our product, the Activeion Pro, uses a revolutionary technology that transforms tap water into a powerful, general-purpose cleaner, freeing the environment from harmful chemical-based cleaning products. It is ideal for use on surfaces including glass, stainless steel, carpet and natural stone. The Activeion Pro is helping cleaning professionals deliver a safer, greener, more profitable solution for their customers. For those who want to make a tangible difference in their approach to environmental stewardship, Activeion offers a true solution.
Study examines race in depression treatment
Whites experiencing depression are far more likely to be diagnosed by a physician than other ethnic groups, according to a new Consumer Health Sciences (CHS; Princeton, New Jersey) study. The study reveals that 76% of whites with self-reported depression symptoms are officially diagnosed, compared to just 58.7% of blacks, 62.7% of Hispanics and 47.4% of Asians.
Findings also show strong differences among ethnic groups in the prevalence of depression among the four ethnic groups studied. Of the 53.8 million Americans reporting they suffer from depression – a quarter of the U.S. population – 25.8% are white, 19.8% are black, 27.6% are Hispanic and 16.1% are Asian. (Respondents who were not among the four ethnic groups being examined were excluded from the study.)