Journal Watch - Kidney Disease Factors
Green Nephrology: Reducing the Environmental Impact of Dialysis
Climate change and extreme weather events both increase the incidence of kidney disease and destabilize care. But, healthcare in general—and dialysis in particular—contribute substantially to greenhouse gases. Monitoring resources and reducing waste in HD can be done through reuse of RO reject water, renewable energy sources, better waste management, and slower dialysate flow rates. For PD, point-of-care dialysate will reduce the environmental impact.
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