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Climate change will affect UK health

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 17 February 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:386
  1. Rhona MacDonald
  1. BMJ

Climate changes over the next 50 years will have significant health effects in the United Kingdom, a report published last week by the Department of Health has said.

The report, which will assist the government in its long term planning, was compiled by a group of experts in meteorology and climate change, physiology, epidemiology, and microbiology. They reviewed the current evidence—in addition to using spatial analogues, predictive modelling, and their own judgment—to identify environmental factors that could affect the population's health. Changes in temperature and …

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