Thursday 18th March 2021

Green nephrology: what does it mean and why is it necessary to reduce the environmental impact?

Medical Pollution
Presenter: Peter Blankestijn, NL

Processes in Nephrology and burden on the environment
Presenter: Edita Nourisiene, LV

Water waste and potential re-use in dialysis treatment
Presenter: Cecile Legallais, FR

Moderators:
Annette Bruchfeld, SWE
Peter Stenvinkel, SWE

17:00-18:30 Central European Time

Green Nephrology review article

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. 

Nature Reviews Nephrology
February, 2020

Eco-dialysis: the financial and ecological costs of dialysis waste products: is a ‘cradle-to-cradle’ model feasible for planet-friendly haemodialysis waste management?

Nephrol. Dial. Transplant. (2015) 30 (6): 1018-1027.

Approximately 2 million chronic haemodialysis patients produce over 2 000 000 tons of waste per year that includes about 600 000 tons of potentially hazardous waste.

Piccoli G. et al, NDT
March, 2015
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