Humble inhaler that causes global warming: Drugs giant reveals the devices are ...

Humble inhaler that causes global warming: Drugs giant reveals the devices are ...
Humble inhaler that causes global warming: Drugs giant reveals the devices are ...
Humble inhaler that causes global warming: Drugs giant reveals the devices are its biggest single source of greenhouse gas emissions GSK has revealed its asthma inhalers are its biggest single source of emissions The British pharmaceutical giant said an astonishing 45% of its overall emissions The company said that inhalers contain a greenhouse gas called HFA

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They are small, apparently harmless devices carried by millions in case of emergency but drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has revealed its asthma inhalers are its biggest single source of greenhouse gas emissions.

The British pharmaceutical giant said an astonishing 45 per cent of its overall emissions could be traced to asthma inhalers and it has begun trials of a less polluting replacement.

GSK, which makes the well-known blue Ventolin puffer prescribed by the NHS, said inhalers contain a greenhouse gas called HFA, which generates the

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