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BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 09 October 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2016

Tougher targets on climate change would bring big health savings: A 30% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, instead of the agreed 20% target, would result in the European Union saving up to €25bn (£19bn; $34bn) a year in health costs, says a report commissioned by three health and environmental non-governmental organisations ( The improvement in air quality would result in fewer years of life lost to respiratory disease and fewer hospital admissions, the report says.

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