A long way to go: minimizing the carbon footprint from anesthetic gases

  • Mary HannaEmail author
  • Gregory L. Bryson
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Competing interests

None declared.

Editorial responsibility

This submission was handled by Dr. Hilary P. Grocott, Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of Anesthesia.


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© Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology and Pain MedicineUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada

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