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Surgeons’ tap use plays a key part in reducing water waste

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a1320 (Published 15 August 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1320
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. 1Abergavenny

    Surgeons’ legs could help save the world—or at least reduce the NHS’s carbon footprint. Using leg operated rather than elbow operated taps for scrubbing could save 1400 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions a year, new research indicates (Journal of Hospital Infection doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2008.06.004).

    Such a major saving—equivalent to the amount of carbon dioxide produced by 1200 people making a return flight from London to …

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