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MnTAP Research Gives Reusable Surgical Textiles Environmental Advantage
By A. J. Van den Berghe and Catherine Zimmer, Abstract published June 2011
Researchers at the Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, conducted a life cycle assesment (LCA) on reusable surgical gowns versus single-use disposables. The research indicates reusable surgical textiles are the more sustainable choice.