A quarter of preventable diseases are environmentally caused

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 12 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:75
  1. Josh Hamilton
  1. New York

    A quarter of preventable ill health worldwide is due to environmental factors, concludes a World Health Organisation report launched to coincide with last month's conference looking at progress since the earth summit of 1992 at Rio de Janeiro.

    Health and Environment in Sustainable Development: Five Years After the Earth Summit is a comprehensive report analysing trends in health and environment issues from the early 1970s to the …

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