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Health and Climate Change: Modelling the Impacts of Global Warming and Ozone Depletion
     

Health and Climate Change: Modelling the Impacts of Global Warming and Ozone Depletion

by Pim Martens, Tony McMichael
 

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Health and Climate Change is the first major study of the potentially devastating health impacts of the global atmospheric changes which are under way. Using the best available data, the author presents models of the most plausible future courses of vector-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue fever and schistosomiasis; skin cancer caused by nozone

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Health and Climate Change is the first major study of the potentially devastating health impacts of the global atmospheric changes which are under way. Using the best available data, the author presents models of the most plausible future courses of vector-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue fever and schistosomiasis; skin cancer caused by nozone depletion; and cardiovascular and respiratory disorders caused by higher temperatures.

Current epidemiological research methods are not well adapted to analysing complex systems influenced by human intervention, or more simple processes calculated to take place within the distant future. Health and Climate Change proposes a new paradigm of integrated eco-epidemiological models for these areas of study. It will be essential reading for those concerned with public health and epidemiology, environmental studies, climate change and development studies.

Editorial Reviews

Jonathan Patz
Understanding how complex ecological and climatic change can influence human health is the new challenge before us. The book confronts these multi-dimensional risk assessments head-on and will catalyse the important interdisciplinary and integrated approach that is the new paradigm now required for environmental and public health research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853835223
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Series:
Health and the Environment Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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Pim Martens is at Maastricht University.

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