The climate impacts of inhalers are zero considering the margin of error in measurements and models – but yeah, let’s tell asthmatics to discontinue using their inhalers.
Experts estimate the health-care sector contributes about five per cent of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions. So what can patients and medical providers do to cut back?
They failed to put this in context – a typical human’s breathing over the course of the year emits twice the level of CO2 as the CO2 climate equivalent of the worst case inhaler used every day. And this is about 1% of the CO2 equivalent produced by a typical American home and life activities or 2% of a typical European home.