Klimateffekterna från anestesin kan minska

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This study estimated the climate footprint of halogenated inhalation anesthetics in Sweden and estimated effects of a decreased use of these compounds. We collected data on sales of desflurane, sevoflurane and isoflurane in Sweden during 2017 and calculated the mass of CO2 equivalents (CO2e) using Global Warming Potential data over 100 years for the compounds. Inhalation anesthetics contributed by 5000 tons of CO2e which corresponds to 0.005 percent of the Swedish climate footprint. By replacing desflurane with sevoflurane the footprint can be reduced by 73 percent. By replacing sevoflurane with intravenous propofol the climate effect can be reduced further by at least 2 orders of magnitude.


External organisations
  • Helsingborg Hospital
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Anesthesiology and Intensive Care
Original languageSwedish
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Publication categoryResearch