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Health organisations are urged to end investment in fossil fuels

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 03 February 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h600
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Health sector organisations should end their investment in fossil fuel companies because it is immoral and inconsistent to continue to invest in industries known to harm health, a new report from a group of health organisations and charities has argued.1

The report from the Climate and Health Council, the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, Medact (an organisation for health professionals that works in such areas as climate change and disarmament), Healthy Planet UK, and the students’ organisation Medsin said that air pollution from coal, oil, and gas …

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