Climate change : one of the greatest threats to public health in the 21st century

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dc.contributor.author Wright, C.Y. (Caradee)
dc.contributor.author Norval, Mary
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-14T08:51:55Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-14T08:51:55Z
dc.date.issued 2014-08
dc.description.abstract The impact of climate change on human health and well-being has already been observed. Direct effects such as those related to heat, cold, floods, storms and solar ultraviolet radiation have been documented.[1] Some vector-, food- and water-borne diseases and other infectious diseases influenced by ecosystems are likely to increase in incidence. Respiratory health is affected by near-surface ozone exposures, episodes of acute air pollution, and aero-allergens. Indirect health impacts also exist. For example, changes in agricultural production, and loss of crop yield and the nutritional value of food have detrimental effects on nutrition. Increasing ambient temperatures can lead to loss of work capacity and occupational health concerns. The impact on mental health, mass migration, conflict and violence associated with changes in climate should not be underestimated. en_US
dc.description.librarian am2014 en_US
dc.description.uri http://www.samj.org.za en_US
dc.identifier.citation Wright, CY & Norval, M 2014, 'Climate change : one of the greatest threats to public health in the 21st century', South African Medical Journal, vol. 104, no. 8, pp. 578. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0256-9574 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2078-5135 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.7196/SAMJ.8606
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/41270
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Health and Medical Publishing Group en_US
dc.rights Health and Medical Publishing Group en_US
dc.subject Climate change en_US
dc.subject Human health en_US
dc.subject Temperatures en_US
dc.title Climate change : one of the greatest threats to public health in the 21st century en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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