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Medical News and Perspectives
August 23/30, 2006

Researchers Study Health Effects of Environmental Change

JAMA. 2006;296(8):913-920. doi:10.1001/jama.296.8.913

Seattle—Individuals are constantly warned about the health hazards around them, from ultraviolet light and trans fats to unprotected sex and drug use. But often forgotten are the health hazards that have impact on a grander scale and affect the health of the population as a whole. Epidemiologists suspect that global environmental changes may be among such hazards, and at the 2006 Congress of Epidemiology held here in June, they discussed the effects that such changes might have on human well-being and longevity.

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