World Rainforest Movement




WRM bulletins

Bulletin Issue 97 – August 2005

THE FOCUS OF THIS ISSUE: FORESTS, PLANTATIONS AND HEALTH

People rarely relate forests with health issues. At the most, forests –particularly in tropical areas- are perceived as a source of present and future medicines that can provide cure for many human diseases. Given the recent meeting in Ecuador of the Second People’s Health Assembly, we decided that this was a good opportunity for dedicating a full WRM bulletin to share information on this issue. We hope that the information provided will serve to generate awareness on the importance of forests for human health and on the impacts that deforestation, forest degradation and monoculture tree plantations have on the health of millions of people worldwide.

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OUR VIEWPOINT

FORESTS AND HEALTH

INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITIES, FORESTS AND HEALTH

HEALTH IMPACTS OF PLANTATIONS