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Title Global climate change and public health / Kent E. Pinkerton, William N. Rom, editors
Published New York, NY : Humana Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 406 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Respiratory Medicine ; 7
Respiratory medicine (New York, N.Y.)
Contents Introduction: Consequences of Global Warming to the Public's Health / William N. Rom and Kent E. Pinkerton -- Climate Variability and Change Data and Information for Global Public Health / Juli M. Trtanj and Tamara G. Houston -- Climate Change: Overview of Data Sources, Observed and Predicted Temperature Changes, and Impacts on Public and Environmental Health / David H. Levinson and Christopher J. Fettig -- Eyewitness to Global Warming / Will Steger and Nicole Rom -- California and Climate Changes / Rupa Basu -- Heat Waves and Rising Temperatures: Human Health Impacts and the Determinants of Vulnerability / Helene G. Margolis -- Climate, Air Quality, and Allergy: Emerging Methods for Detecting Linkages / Patrick L. Kinney, Perry E. Sheffield and Kate R. Weinberger -- The Human Health Co-benefits of Air Quality Improvements Associated with Climate Change Mitigation / George D. Thurston and Michelle L. Bell -- Asthma, Hay Fever, Pollen, and Climate Change / Anthony M. Szema -- Dengue Fever and Climate Change / Lauren Cromar and Kevin Cromar -- Impact of Climate Change on Vector-Borne Disease in the Amazon / William Pan, OraLee Branch and Benjamin Zaitchik -- Climate Variability and Change: Food, Water, and Societal Impacts / Jonathan Patz -- Household Air Pollution from Cookstoves: Impacts on Health and Climate / William J. Martin II, John W. Hollingsworth and Veerabhadran Ramanathan. -- Biomass Fuel and Lung Diseases: An Indian Perspective / Rajendra Prasad and Rajiv Garg -- The Effects of Climate Change and Air Pollution on Children and Mothers' Health / Roya Kelishadi and Parinaz Poursafa -- Climate Change and Public Health in Small Island States and Caribbean Countries / Muge Akpinar-Elci and Hugh Sealy, -- Global Climate Change, Desertification, and Its Consequences in Turkey and the Middle East / Hasan Bayram and Ayşe Bilge Öztürk -- Assessing the Health Risks of Climate Change / Kristie Ebi -- Federal Programs in Climate Change and Health Research / Maya Levine and John Balbus -- Management of Climate Change Adaptation at the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention / Jeremy J. Hess, Gino Marinucci, Paul J. Schramm, Arie Manangan and George Luber -- Public Health and Climate Programs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency / Erika N. Sasser and C. Andrew Miller -- California's Cap-and-Trade Program / John R. Balmes
Summary Pulmonary physicians and scientists currently have minimal capacity to respond to climate change and its impacts on health. The extent to which climate change influences the prevalence and incidence of respiratory morbidity remains largely undefined. However, evidence is increasing that climate change does drive respiratory disease onset and exacerbation as a result of increased ambient and indoor air pollution, desertification, heat stress, wildfires, and the geographic and temporal spread of pollens, molds and infectious agents. Preliminary research has revealed climate change to have potentially direct and indirect adverse impacts on respiratory health. Published studies have linked climate change to increases in respiratory disease, including the following: changing pollen releases impacting asthma and allergic rhinitis, heat waves causing critical care-related diseases, climate driven air pollution increases, exacerbating asthma and COPD, desertification increasing particulate matter (PM) exposures, and climate related changes in food and water security impacting infectious respiratory disease through malnutrition (pneumonia, upper respiratory infections). High level ozone and ozone exposure has been linked to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, and acute lower respiratory infection. Global Climate Change and Public Health is an important new volume based on the research, findings, and discussions of US and international experts on respiratory health and climate change. This volume addresses issues of major importance to respiratory health and fills a major gap in the current literature
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed October 1, 2013)
Subject Environmental health.
Climatic changes.
Climate Change.
Environmental Health.
Respiratory Tract Diseases.
Form Electronic book
Author Pinkerton, Kent Ed, 1950- editor
Rom, William N., editor
ISBN 9781461484172 (electronic bk.)
1461484170 (electronic bk.)