GP Sceptics podcast 9: The Environment

Justin in lycra, small, Kat Ritchie

Justin’s lycra legs, by Kat Ritchie

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Justin dons his finest lycra and tackles Dr George Crisp, WA chair of Doctors for the Environment Australia.

How do health gains in the doctor’s surgery stack up against environmental and population-based interventions? Could the nanny state be good for our grandchildren, and does Liz actually believe in wind farm health conspiracies?

Liz wonders if her recent public health-screening day with medical students did anyone any good, while Justin suspects that ego is, at least in his case, a dirty word.

We encourage listeners to join Doctors for the Environment Australia 


The Cost-Effectiveness of Environmental Approaches to Disease Prevention Chokshi D, Farle T. N Engl J Med 367;4 July 2012

Upstream or downstream? By medical student Victoria Smith Med J Aust 2015; 203 (10): 412-413

About Dr Justin Coleman

Justin is a GP in Brisbane and Director of Education for GPs in the NT. He edits a medical journal and two medical textbooks, and is a medical writer and educator. Further details at
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