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Main Title Global climate change and public health /
Author Pinkerton, Kent E.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Pinkerton, Kent Ed,
Rom, William N.,
Publisher Humana Press,
Year Published 2014
OCLC Number 863994199
ISBN 9781461484165 (hbk.); 1461484162 (hbk.)
Subjects Air--Pollution--Health aspects ; Respiratory organs--Diseases ; Climatic changes--Health aspects ; Public health ; Medical climatology ; Health and Wellbeing
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBM  RA576.G56 2014 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 03/26/2014
Collation xii, 406 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Introduction: Consequences of Global Warming to the Public's Health -- Climate Variability and Change Data and Information for Global Public Health -- Climate Change: Overview of Data Sources, Observed and Predicted Temperature Changes, and Impacts on Public and Environmental Health -- Eyewitness to Global Warming -- California and Climate Changes -- Heat Waves and Rising Temperatures: Human Health Impacts and the Determinants of Vulnerability -- Climate, Air Quality and Allergy: Emerging Methods for Detecting Linkages -- The Human Health Co-benefits of Air Quality Improvements Associated with Climate Change Mitigation -- Asthma, Hayfever, Pollen, and Climate Change -- Dengue Fever and Climate Change -- Impact of Climate Change on Vector-Borne Disease in the Amazon -- Climate Variability and Change: Food, Water and Societal Impacts -- Household Air Pollution from Cookstoves: Impacts on Health and Climate -- Biomass Fuel and Lung Diseases: An Indian Perspective -- The Effects of Climate Change and Air Pollution on Children and Mothers' Health -- Climate Change and Public Health in Small Island States and Caribbean Countries -- Global Climate Change, Desertification, and Its Consequences in Turkey and the Middle East -- Assessing the Health Risks of Climate Change -- Federal Programs in Climate Change and Health Research -- Management of Climate Change Adaptation at the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- Public Health and Climate Programs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency -- California's Cap-and-Trade Program. This volume is based on the research, findings, and discussions of US and international experts on respiratory health and climate change. The book addresses issues of major importance to respiratory health and fills a major gap in the current literature.