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Patients encouraged to use 'green inhalers'

Apr 09, 2019 13:10 IST

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the UK is encouraging asthma patients to use 'green inhalers'. Metered dose inhalers contain propellants that help deliver the medicine faster to the patient and those release a greater amount of green house gases. According to the institute, 'environmentally friendly' inhalers which are the dry powder ones, come with 25 times less pollutants. They also state that if you need to use metered dose inhalers, that come with a higher carbon footprint, continue to do so but if you have the choice of a green inhaler, it could be a significant step for the environment.

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