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The environment: everybody's business

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 19 June 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:a

The environment has moved on from being a “cause for the marginal few” to become a central issue for all governments, says Gro Harlem Brundtland, director general of the World Health Organisation, in our first editorial this week (p 1635). Proving her point, health, environment, and transport ministers from 51 European countries will this week assemble in London to make progress on the environment and health. Organised by WHO, this is the biggest such event ever held in Europe, a continent which has just experienced a major war with …

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