Reducing greenhouse emissions could cut global disease burden by 25%

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 16 March 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1092
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1London

    Health policy makers must take climate change into consideration in their activities to help cut the burden of global disease, speakers at a conference have argued.

    Countries that improve their environmental conditions could help to reduce the global disease burden by more than 25%, according to World Health Organization experts.

    They have called for policy makers around the world to notice the serious impact that climate change is having on health.

    At the WHO Climate Change Global Risks, Challenges, and Decisions conference in Copenhagen last week, speakers said that the health impact of climate change was critical …

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