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Greening The Operating Room08:18


The health care sector produces 10% of all greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. Operating rooms are hotspots for emissions, waste and energy use.

But the OR at Boston Medical Center is about as climate-friendly as they come. A renovation has helped reduce the electricity the hospital draws from the grid by 70% since 2012.

Martha Bebinger from member station WBUR takes us inside.

This segment aired on August 14, 2020.


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Martha Bebinger covers health care and other general assignments for WBUR.


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