Hépato-Gastro & Oncologie Digestive


Climate emergency: Let’s move (quickly) together towards eco-responsibility in endoscopy! Volume 29, issue 4, April 2022


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1 Hospices civils de Lyon, Hôpital Edouard Herriot, Service de gastroenterologie et d’endoscopie, pavillon L, 5 place d’Arsonval, 69437 Lyon
2 Hôpital Privé d’Antony, Service de gastro-entérologie, 92160 Antony
3 Clinique Sainte Barbe, Centre d’endoscopie, 67000 Strasbourg
* Correspondance : M. Pioche
* et la commission développement durable de la SFED

The climate emergency is a reality, whether we like it or not! Although we are increasingly changing our personal lifestyles to be more eco-responsible, it must be admitted that the transformation of professional habits in this respect is slower. This review, without any desire to make us feel guilty, attempts to give some figures on the environmental impact of endoscopy and to propose some avenues for reflection and action to reduce our pollution, as the eco-responsible dimension should now be part of all our choices. Nevertheless, this is a list of preliminary ideas, most of which have not been evaluated, and which will therefore need to be evaluated and prioritized.