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  • When you, or a loved one, has to have surgery, environmental protections are probably the last thing on your mind. But it is an issue that needs to be addressed. As much as 8-10% of all greenhouse gas emissions in the country emanate from medical facilities. Michigan Medicine is looking to significantly cut down its impacts while continuing to providing crucial care services. Dr. George Mashour is chair of Michigan Medicine's anesthesiology department, and he joined WEMU's David Fair to explain the process of identifying and implementing solutions.