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The World in Medicine
January 21, 2004

Climate Change and Health

JAMA. 2004;291(3):291. doi:10.1001/jama.291.3.291-b

Climate change in the form of global warming caused an estimated 150 000 deaths in 2000 and 5.5 million disability-adjusted life-years, according to a report by the WHO, the United Nations Environmental Programme, and other partners. A summary of "Climate Change and Human Health—Risks and Responses," is available online at

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