Kaiser Permanente: Using Safer Chemicals in Products Supports Preventive Health Care

Environmental activism emerged within Kaiser Permanente four decades ago when the organization invited Rachel Carson to deliver the keynote address to a large symposium of physicians and scientists. Today the 8.5 million member organization with 145,000 employees and $31B in annual revenues has become a national environmental leader in the health care sector. Driving Kaiser Permanente to invest in the environment is the recognition that the health of its members is affected by the health of the communities they live in.

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