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Environmental groups criticise WHO plans to improve health

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 01 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:14
  1. Deborah Cohen
  1. BMJ

    A World Health Organization action plan to improve the health and environment of children in Europe has been criticised by environmental groups as not going far enough.

    Health and environment ministers from 50 countries, ranging from the United Kingdom to former Soviet states, adopted the Children's Environment and Health Action Plan for Europe (CEHAPE) at the fourth ministerial conference in environment and health in Budapest last week.

    The policy document highlights action in four priority areas: provision of safer water and sanitation; fewer injuries; cleaner air; and reduced exposure to hazardous chemicals. Measures recommended in the action plan …

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