A new research ethics framework to consider environmental impacts requires a re-imagining of how health research is conceptualised

By Gabrielle Samuel and Cristina Richie. Developed countries’ health care systems comprise a significant proportion of their national carbon emissions (e.g., 6% in Great Britain) that, in turn, contribute to global emissions. These carbon emissions are compounded by other health issues such as climate change health hazards; social issues like war and environmental migration; and […]

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The carbon emissions of prescribing practices

By Cristina Richie. Health care has a carbon footprint, which contributes to climate change and climate change health hazards, like severe weather, flooding, tornadoes, drought, and anxiety. Carbon emissions come from health care structures and health care activities. Health care structures like hospitals and clinics rely on high-carbon use building materials, heat and cooling, water […]

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