Climate Change and Radiology: How You Can Make A Difference
Tips to reduce radiology's environmental impact
Radiologists can do much to lessen the specialty’s substantial environmental impact. The global health care system is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions due to its intensive use of resources, accounting for 4% to 10% of total emissions in developed nations. Overall, the majority of greenhouse gases emitted by the health care sector come from manufacturing, transporting, using and disposing of purchased goods; however, the sources of emissions differ among individual medical specialties. The impact of radiology on greenhouse gas emissions deserves attention.
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