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Climate change threats to population health and well-being: the imperative of protective solutions that will last

Kjellstrom, Tord; McMichael, Anthony J


BACKGROUND The observational evidence of the impacts of climate conditions on human health is accumulating. A variety of direct, indirect, and systemically mediated health effects have been identified. Excessive daily heat exposures create direct effects, such as heat stroke (and possibly death), reduce work productivity, and interfere with daily household activities. Extreme weather events, including storms, floods, and droughts, create direct injury risks and follow-on outbreaks of infectious...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013-04-03
Type: Journal article
Source: Global health action
DOI: 10.3402/gha.v6i0.20816
Access Rights: Open Access


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