Trading health? Impact of Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership on public health

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A very important read.

Better Health For All

This blog is the first in a series that looks at the story behind each of the 12 priorities in Start Well, Live Better, FPH’s Manifesto for the 2015 General Election. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) could impact on one of the 12 priorities: the ability of a UK government to provide a universal healthcare system, free at the the point of delivery.

  • John Middleton
  • Vice President for Policy,
  • United Kingdom Faculty of Public Health

The Faculty of Public Health is concerned about the damaging potential of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) for public health, environmental protection and sustainability.

TTIP is being touted as a major benefit for trade between the European Union and America.  But the means by which greater trade is to be gained is through deregulation of standards of health and safety, standards in consumer safety, environmental, and public protection.

The deal…

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