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The Impact of Climate Change on Child Health

Bunyavanich, Supinda; Landrigan, Christopher Paul; McMichael, Anthony; Epstein, Paul R

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Human activity has contributed to climate change. The relationship between climate and child health has not been well investigated. This review discusses the role of climate change on child health and suggests 3 ways in which this relationship may manifest. First, environmental changes associated with anthropogenic greenhouse gases can lead to respiratory diseases, sunburn, melanoma, and immunosuppression. Second, climate change may directly cause heat stroke, drowning, gastrointestinal...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/88073
Source: Ambulatory Pediatrics
DOI: 10.1367/1539-4409(2003)003<0044:TIOCCO>2.0.CO;2

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