Skandinaviens CO2-aftryk ved indtagelse af lactulose

Translated title of the contribution: CO2 footprint of lactulose in Scandinavia

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    Introduction: Lactulose is a popular osmotic laxative, and it is metabolised in the large intestine by Escherichia coli resulting in CO2 production.

    Methods: Our aim was to calculate the potential CO2 footprint of lactulose in the Scandinavian countries in 2010-2017, to see if a reduction of the use of lactulose would influence the global CO2 emission.

    Results: We found a value of up to 6,729 tons of CO2, corresponding to 67 million kilometers of air travel or 1,665 flights around the globe.

    Conclusion: Such CO2 emission is non-trivial and adds to other arguments against the use of lactulose.
    Translated title of the contributionCO2 footprint of lactulose in Scandinavia
    Original languageDanish
    Article numberV70780
    JournalUgeskrift for Læger
    Issue number24
    Publication statusPublished - 9. Dec 2019


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