Medical

Switching to dry powder inhalers could reduce carbon emissions and cut costs

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Work by year 6 student Rory Braggins modelling the financial and environmental impacts of switching to more environmentally sustainable inhalers has been just been published in  BMJ Open. Working with Alex Wilkinson, (British Thoracic Society) and James Smith, (Public Health and Primary Care), Rory’s work demonstrated that large scale switching to dry powder inhalers could be done…

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Switching to ‘green’ inhalers could reduce carbon emissions and cut costs, study suggests

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Metered-dose inhalers contain liquefied, compressed gases that act as a propellant to atomise the drug being delivered and to pump it out to the user. Originally chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), were used as the propellant but these potent greenhouse gases and ozone-depleting substances are now banned. Instead they have been replaced by hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) propellants. While HFAs…

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Green Impact Awards

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Dr Sarah Lindsay and Dr Krishnaa Mahubani from The Department of Surgery have been awarded the NUS silver Green Impact and Labs-gold awards in their first year of entering. Their work included starting up initiatives such as a pen recycling collection point, removing plastic cups and Meatless Mondays. The post Green Impact Awards appeared first…

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