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UK government makes environment and health a priority

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7049.69a (Published 13 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:69

The effect of environmental factors on health is to be tackled by the government as part of the Health of the Nation strategy in England. The government is to consult widely on setting environmental targets in areas such as air quality, noise pollution, and exposure to radon. Specific targets will be set “in months rather than years,” according to the health secretary, Stephen Dorrell

The environment will be the sixth key area of the Health of the Nation strategy and the first new area to be added since the scheme was launched in July 1992. It signals a recognition by the government that there is a link between the environment and health.

Announcing the development last …

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