Study Assesses Life Cycle, Environmental Footprint of Single-Use and Reusable Cystoscopes

Study Assesses Life Cycle, Environmental Footprint of Single-Use and Reusable Cystoscopes

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Researchers analyzed five environmental categories impacting the cystoscopes’ carbon footprint, primarily focusing on climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions.

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