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Letters Creating more sustainable practice

PPE: producing polluted environment

BMJ 2021; 375 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n2822 (Published 18 November 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;375:n2822
  1. Yuli Guzman-Prado, epidemiologist
  1. Bournemouth, UK
  1. juliguzmanp{at}outlook.com

It is undeniable that pollution is having a catastrophic effect on our planet. Recently, the environmental impact of personal protective equipment (PPE) has been studied.12

Wise says that in the first three months of the covid-19 pandemic, trusts used three million masks compared …

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