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The climate impact of health systems in the United States: annual state-level per capita healthcare-related greenhouse gas emissions

Figure note: data specific to 2018 and sourced from Eckelman et al., 2020; Unit: kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalents per capita per year. Light red indicates lower per capita healthcare-related greenhouse gas emissions, while dark red indicates higher per capita healthcare-related greenhouse gas emissions.


Eckelman MJ, Huang K, Lagasse R, Senay E, Dubrow R, Sherman JD. Health Care Pollution And Public Health Damage In The United States: An Update: Study examines health care pollution and public health damage in the United States. Health Affairs. 2020 Dec 1;39(12):2071-9.

First published: December 17, 2020

Last updated: March 23, 2023

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