Our planetary health is in trouble, and while the healthcare industry is going to play an essential role in managing the fallout from climate change, we have to sit up and realise that we are part of the problem. Health Care Without Harm recently published shocking statistics indicating that healthcare contributes to 4.4% of global carbon emissions. If the health sector were a country, it would be the fifth-largest emitter on the planet.
In this section we focus on the impact of anaesthesia and how our day to day work has a large impact on the environment.
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