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Non-heat related impacts of climate change on working populations

Bennett, Charmian M.; McMichael, Anthony J.

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Environmental and social changes associated with climate change are likely to have impacts on the well-being, health, and productivity of many working populations across the globe. The ramifications of climate change for working populations are not restricted to increases in heat exposure. Other significant risks to worker health (including physical hazards from extreme weather events, infectious diseases, under-nutrition, and mental stresses) may be amplified by future climate change, and...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorBennett, Charmian M.
dc.contributor.authorMcMichael, Anthony J.
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-27T03:43:05Z
dc.date.available2016-01-27T03:43:05Z
dc.identifier.issn1654-9880
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/95701
dc.description.abstractEnvironmental and social changes associated with climate change are likely to have impacts on the well-being, health, and productivity of many working populations across the globe. The ramifications of climate change for working populations are not restricted to increases in heat exposure. Other significant risks to worker health (including physical hazards from extreme weather events, infectious diseases, under-nutrition, and mental stresses) may be amplified by future climate change, and these may have substantial impacts at all scales of economic activity. Some of these risks are difficult to quantify, but pose a substantial threat to the viability and sustainability of some working populations. These impacts may occur in both developed and developing countries, although the latter category is likely to bear the heaviest burden.This paper explores some of the likely, non-heat-related health issues that climate change will have on working populations around the globe, now and in the future. These include exposures to various infectious diseases (vector-borne, zoonotic, and person-to-person), extreme weather events, stress and mental health issues, and malnutrition.
dc.format10 pages
dc.publisherCo-Action Publishing
dc.rights© 2010 Charmian M. Bennett and Anthony J. McMichael. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/), permitting all non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
dc.sourceGlobal Health Action
dc.subjectclimate change
dc.subjectemergency workers
dc.subjectfarmers
dc.subjectmalnutrition
dc.subjectmental health
dc.subjectvector-borne diseases
dc.subjectworkers
dc.subjectzoonoses
dc.titleNon-heat related impacts of climate change on working populations
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume3
dc.date.issued2010-12-17
local.identifier.absfor111706
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4468094xPUB143
local.publisher.urlhttp://www.co-action.net/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationBennett, Charmian, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, CMBE Research School of Population Health, Natl Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health, The Australian National University
local.contributor.affiliationMcMichael, Anthony, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, CMBE Research School of Population Health, Natl Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health, The Australian National University
local.identifier.essn1654-9880
local.bibliographicCitation.issue5640
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage10
local.identifier.doi10.3402/gha.v3i0.5640
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T11:08:10Z
local.identifier.thomsonID000208160600034
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