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Ecosystem Change and Public Health: A Global Perspective

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7332.304a (Published 02 February 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:304
  1. Donald Campbell, public health medicine specialist, public health services
  1. MidCentral Health, Palmerston North, New Zealand

    Eds Joan L Aron, Jonathan A Patz

    The Johns Hopkins University Press, £26, pp 478

    ISBN 0 8018 6582 4

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    The increasing impact of human economic activity on the earth's atmospheres, oceans, topsoil, and biodiversity is weakening life support systems, changing the climate, and casting a shadow over all our futures. Experience has shown that lives and livelihoods are linked inextricably—when livelihoods are at risk, lives are at risk. However, despite these pressures, health indices are improving …

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