Scientific articles


The BMJ, a UK periodical, is one of the most influential and highly regarded publications on medicine in the world, belonging to the BMJ Group – a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Medical Association, which publishes dozens of newspapers in different medical specialties.

Environmental risks and non-communicable diseases

How the low carbon economy can improve health

Health benefits of policies to reduce carbon emissions


The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) is a medical science publication published weekly by the Massachusetts Medical Society. It is the most widely read, cited and influential general medical journal in the world: more than 600,000 people from almost every country read the printed and online NEJM every week.

The Imperative for Climate Action to Protect Health

The Need for a Tighter Particulate-Matter Air-Quality Standard

Ambient Particulate Air Pollution and Daily Mortality in 652 Cities

The Lancet

The Lancet is a peer-reviewed medical journal that is published weekly. One of the oldest and best known and most prestigious medical journals in the world, is published by Elsevier in the United Kingdom, through the Lancet Publishing Group.

Safeguarding human health in the Anthropocene epoch: report of The Rockefeller Foundation–Lancet Commission on planetary health

The inverse care law in the Anthropocene epoch

Other scientific journals

AHA Scientific Statement – Particulate Matter Air Pollution and Cardiovascular Disease (Circulation)

Regional and global contributions of air pollution to risk of death from COVID-19 (Cardiovascular Research)

For more scientific articles, see the references used by scientific societies in our Dossier or contact us There are numerous articles on air pollution and the various specialties of medicine.

Request an independent Health Impact Assessment for the Guaíba Mine project

Six medical societies and two health societies from Rio Grande do Sul issued technical opinions requesting an independent Health Impact Assessment (HIA) in accordance with WHO (World Health Organization) criteria for the coal mining project at the Guaíba Mine (see the dossier here).
AMRIGS (Medical Association of Rio Grande do Sul) has also positioned itself (read here) about the risks that the Guaíba Mine project can offer to health. Join them and sign the petition for the HIA.

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