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Climate change and primary health care

Blashki, Grant; McMichael, Anthony; Karoly, David J

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BACKGROUND: Climate change and rising average global temperatures threaten to disrupt the physical, biological and ecological life support systems on which human health depends. OBJECTIVE: This article overviews the evidence for human induced climate change, the predicted health impacts, and the role of primary health care professionals in managing these impacts. DISCUSSION: Climate change has substantial potential health effects. These include heat stress related to heatwaves; injuries related...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/39822
Source: Australian Family Physician

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