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NHS becomes the world’s first national health system to commit to become ‘carbon net zero’

 

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NHS becomes the world’s first national health system to commit to become ‘carbon net zero’

The NHS has adopted a multiyear plan to become the world’s first carbon net zero national health system.

The commitment comes amid growing evidence of the health impacts of climate change and air pollution, and aims to save thousands of lives and hospitalisations across the country.  Air pollution is linked to killer conditions like heart disease, stroke and lung cancer, and academics have linked high pollution days with hundreds of extra out-of-hospital cardiac arrests and hospital admissions for stroke and asthma. More…..