Tag "medical officer of health"

Obesity now as big a killer as smoking

OBESITY is now on a par with smoking as a cause of preventable death and ill-health among islanders, and major efforts will be required to reverse the trend, the medical officer of health has said.

Can anyone guarantee that the Sark incinerator is safe?

I WAS interested to read Dr Stevenson go on record recently playing down the adverse health effects of the Sark incinerator, particularly in light of him having written to me on 16 October 2014 as follows: ‘Your concerns about the incinerator and its possible link to ill health are far from unreasonable’ and ‘I am far from hostile to your serious questions about the incinerator but have no personal answer to providing an alternative to something which few of us would consider other than profoundly undesirable.’