The healthcare sector is particularly resource-intensive. Sustainable thinking and action should be urgent goals for the healthcare sector in order to take responsibility in the fight against global warming.
The cooperation offers medical facilities and practices concrete implementation tools on the path to sustainability
The research field "Planetary Health" deals with the interdependence of health and planetary conditions and discusses, among other things, the effects of climate change on skin health - for example, how rising temperatures influence the pathogen spectrum in this country.
Dr Dennis Niebel reports on the 25th World Congress of Dermatology (WCD).
Interview with Dr Susanne Saha on the impact of health care on climate change and sustainable hospital management.
Ärzteblatt Baden-Württemberg 03|2023: Criticism of prescription and recommendation of products containing microplastics
What do public health and climate change have to do with each other? What concrete steps can be taken to reduce micro- and macroplastics? Interview with Dr Susanne Saha.
British Journal of Dermatology 01/2023: Planetary health in dermatology: towards a sustainable concept of health in clinical practice guidelines
Extract Despite improvements in the efficiency of energy, material and water use, the ecological burden of healthcare provision has increased globally.¹ Aside from greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from power consumption, transportation and service delivery, the healthcare sector and its supply chains contribute to the degradation of the biosphere in less apparent ways. Toxic products and [...]
What does sustainability mean for practices and clinics? What is the impact of microplastics on health and the environment? What role does sustainability play in the guidelines?
Challenges and solutions, January 2023, open access
Article by Susanne Saha, Anne Hübner, Esther Luhmann, Dennis Niebel and Christina Hecker in Dermatology on 16.12.2022