By Paul Huttner and Megan Burks
MPR News Climate Cast

The health care industry is responsible for 10 percent of the United States’ carbon emissions, according to Yale researchers. 

One part of that is medical waste — a lot of the waste produced by hospitals has to be incinerated. That emits more carbon dioxide per megawatt hour than coal power plants, said Toya Lopez of Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate.


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