Inhalation anaesthetics and climate change.

  title={Inhalation anaesthetics and climate change.},
  author={Mads P Sulbaek Andersen and Stanley P Sander and Ole John Nielsen and Daniel S Wagner and Todd J. Sanford and Timothy J. Wallington},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  volume={105 6},
BACKGROUND Although the increasing abundance of CO(2) in our atmosphere is the main driver of the observed climate change, it is the cumulative effect of all forcing agents that dictate the direction and magnitude of the change, and many smaller contributors are also at play. Isoflurane, desflurane, and sevoflurane are widely used inhalation anaesthetics. Emissions of these compounds contribute to radiative forcing of climate change. To quantitatively assess the impact of the anaesthetics on… CONTINUE READING
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