CNN: Asthma Sufferers Need To Change Their Medicine To Stop ‘Climate Change’

I’m waiting for the members of the Cult of Climastrology to complain about the wrapper waste from tampons as well as OTC and prescription medicine containers

Those asthma sufferers are just so darned selfish, wanting to breath and stuff. Here we go

Asthma sufferers could sharply reduce their carbon footprint by swapping commonly used inhalers for “greener” alternatives, a study from the University of Cambridge has found.

By swapping metered-dose inhalers for dry powder inhalers, users could reduce their carbon emissions equivalent to reducing their meat consumption or recycling, researchers said Wednesday.

But patients have been warned not to make such changes without medical advice.

These inhalers are evil

Metered-dose inhalers contain liquified, compressed gas hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) — a greenhouse gas — which acts as a propellant to atomize the drug being delivered and to pump it out to the user.

Seven out of 10 of the 50 million inhalers prescribed in England in 2017 were metered-dose inhalers.

Researchers found that these metered-dose inhalers contribute 3.9% of the carbon footprint of the UK’s National Health Service (NHS).

ZOMG!

But the higher up-front price of some dry powder inhalers was a “significant barrier” when moving to such alternatives.

Huh.

“We recognize the need to protect the environment, but it’s critically important that people with asthma receive the medicines they need to stay well and avoid a life-threatening asthma attack,” Jessica Kirby, Head of Health Advice at Asthma UK, said in a statement.

They need to suffer for the planet.

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One Response to “CNN: Asthma Sufferers Need To Change Their Medicine To Stop ‘Climate Change’”

  1. Kye says:

    How much of a % of the NHS “carbon footprint” is made by cars, trucks, planes, helicopters? How about tissues, towels and syringes?

    Exactly what is the carbon footprint of the NHS compared to that of the UK?

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