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The anesthetic gasses hurting the environment from operating rooms

The health-care industry in North America has a pollution problem. One study showed it generates more than eight per cent of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. But a few changes in the operating ... read more

Effects Of Surgery On A Warming Planet: Can Anesthesia Go Green?

And to make sure the gas doesn't knock out anyone else in the operating room ... it didn't hurt that sevoflurane is considerably cheaper. Hartmeyer's change saved his hospital $13,000 a year. When ... read more

Green Anesthesia: Expert touts gas with smaller carbon footprint

And to make sure the gas doesn’t knock out anyone else in the operating room ... didn’t hurt that sevoflurane is considerably cheaper. Hartmeyer’s change saved his hospital $13,000 a year. When ... read more

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Waste Anesthetic Gases Survey Finds Gaps in Protection

Oct 12, 2016 A new article from NIOSH reports that systems used to prevent waste anesthetic gases from escaping into operating room are widely used ... 2016 issue of the Journal of Occupational and ... read more


Changing anesthesia could help hospitals drastically reduce emissions

SATURDAY, Dec. 9, 2017 -- Hospital operating rooms produce thousands of tons of greenhouse gases each year ... carbon practices is the lack of awareness regarding the environmental impacts of ... read more

How some doctors want to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the operating room

"It's a gas that we use every day in the operating room ... of anesthetic clinical services at the University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto. "About 95 per cent of the anesthetic agents actually ... read more

Effects Of Surgery On A Warming Planet: Can Anesthesia Go Green?

has calculated that by simply using the anesthesia gas sevoflurane in most surgeries, instead of the similar gas desflurane, he can significantly cut the amount of global warming each procedure ... read more

Performing surgery on a warming planet: Can anesthesia go green?

Patients inhale whichever gas they are given, but only about 5% is metabolized. The rest is exhaled and sucked into a ventilation system to make sure the gas doesn’t knock out anyone else in the ... read more



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