Vox notes that a recent New England Journal of Medicine commentary argues that it’s “high time” to tackle climate change in healthcare. Hospitals in the US alone “produce about a pound of hazardous medical waste per bed per day.”
In a New England Journal of Medicine commentary published Wednesday, a pair of Boston doctors make the case that it’s high time medical professionals engage more directly in the fight to limit climate change. Lead author Caren Solomon, a physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, tells Vox she was compelled to write the piece as the urgency of the climate crisis has become clearer and clearer….Visit VOX for the full article.
… But now it’s clear the health sector has a huge opportunity to stop contributing so much to global warming and become a much bigger player in the clean energy transition….