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Building health policy for healthy living in the city
  1. C Colomer
  1. IVESP C/Juan de Garay 21, 46017 Valencia, Spain
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr C Colomer;

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Articles such as the one by Takano et al1 are crucial for health policy building. Scientific evidence on environmental factors’ health impact needs to be produced in a way useful for practice improvement. This article is a good example of how to do it.

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  • This contribution from Dr Colomer was inadvertently held over from the December 2002 issue.