Spraying lawns and eating grass

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 19 October 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:911
  1. George Dunea, attending physician.
  1. Cook County Hospital, Chicago, USA

    Again and again we turn to the daily papers for news and inspiration. We learn that Americans are living longer than ever (mean of 74 years for men, 80 for women); 61% are overweight; infant mortality is at a low of 6.9 per 1000 live births; healthcare costs continue to rise; and a panel recommends that people should exercise at least one hour a day. They should also stay away from mosquitoes, …

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