John Agar and Katherine Barraclough have produced a fantastic review looking at the impacts of environmental change on kidney health as well as the environmental damage caused by kidney services (especially dialysis) and strategies to mitigate this.
This collection of papers from the British Dental Journalexplores how dentistry can be carried out more sustainably and covers topics including procurement, climate change, waste disposal, energy use and biodiversity.
Section 8.6 of the new BTS/SIGN Guideline for the management of asthma highlights the environmental impact of metered dose inhalers (pMDI) and recommends that inhalers with low global-warming potential (GWP) should be used when likely to be equally effective.
Are you confident in teaching patients how to use their inhalers? The first step in improving environmental sustainability of inhaler use is to ensure that people use the correct technique to get the drug to where it is needed.
Green Impact is a sustainability accreditation scheme with an audit and awards element designed specifically for dental practices. It’s an international programme, recognised by UNESCO as a global laureate for education for sustainable development.