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Letters Oil, health, and healthcare

Ramifications of peak oil

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 02 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5796
  1. Gerry McCartney, head1,
  2. Phil Hanlon, professor of public health2
  1. 1Public Health Observatory, NHS Health Scotland, Glasgow G2 2AF, UK
  2. 2University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK

Raffle’s editorial provides a welcome platform for discussion about the links between sustainability and health.1 But we argue that the biggest threats to population health arise from the effects of oil scarcity on the global economic system.2

Economic globalisation is predicated on global trade and …

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