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Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington

18th June 2019
Posted by Aston Avery

Today on daytime Aston had the privilege to speak to double Olympic gold medalist from the 2008 summer Olympic games in Beijing in the 400m & 800m freestyle swimming Rebecca Adlington OBE.

New research which has been conducted by GSK today found out that a quarter of people didn’t know that inhalers produce greenhouse gases. This comes after new guidance by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the watchdog which reviews the cost effectiveness of NHS medicines, found five doses from certain inhaler devices generate the same carbon emissions as a nine-mile car trip. That means each 100-dose inhaler has a carbon footprint roughly equivalent to a 180-mile drive.

Rebecca had exercise induced asthma all the way through her swimming career and discussed how this affected her, her awareness of the different types of inhalers and where people can go for more information.

Here is the interview that daytime Aston Avery done with Rebecca Adlington OBE.

Rebecca Adlington interview with Aston Avery

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