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Pressure group pleads for a healthy planet

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.6999.215a (Published 22 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:215
  1. CLAUDIA COURT
  1. BMJ

    Supplies of drinking water to nearly 1 in 10 people in Britain have a lead content higher than the safety standard set by the World Health Organisation, says the environmental pressure group Friends of the Earth in its latest report aimed at persuading the government to do more towards achieving sustainable development.

    The British government, along with other governments around the world, has stated its commitment to sustainable development--defined by the World Commission on Environment and Development as “meeting the needs of the present generation without …

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