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….
… 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….

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