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Primary, secondary and tertiary effects of eco-climatic change: the medical response

Butler, Colin D; Harley, David


Climatic and ecological change threaten human health globally. Manifestations include lost species, vanishing glaciers and more frequent heavy rain. In the second half of this century, accelerating sea level rise is likely to cause crop loss, and population dislocation. These problems may be magnified by dysfunctional human responses, including conflict. The population health consequences of these events can be classified as primary, secondary and tertiary. Primary signs include the acute and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Postgraduate Medical Journal
DOI: 10.1136/pgmj.2009.082727


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