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Water shortage in West Yorkshire has serious health implications

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 02 December 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1504
  1. C Worth, Director of public health,
  2. Howard Barnes, Consultant in communicable disease control
  1. West Yorkshire Health Authority, Huddersfield HD4 5RH

    EDITOR,--The current widespread shortages being experienced by customers of Yorkshire Water living in the Huddersfield and Halifax areas of West Yorkshire may necessitate cuts in supply, and this has led to serious public health concerns. In view of the unprecedented nature of this problem in Britain, we believe that it is prudent to highlight the risks and problems to all doctors for their consideration now and in the future, should similar problems arise …

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