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Main Title Emerging Public Health Threats and the Role of Climate Change. Conference Held in Atlanta, Georgia on March 11-12, 1998.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation.
Year Published 1998
Stock Number PB2008-108902
Additional Subjects Climate change ; Public health ; Threats ; Meetings ; Global aspects ; Humans ; Heat stress ; Air quality ; Risk ; Infectious diseases ; Malaria ; Dengue fever ; Environmental impacts ; Vulnerability ; Health effects ; Global warming
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2008-108902 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Global warming could have significant consequences for human health, ranging from a higher incidence of heat stress and a worsening of air quality to an increase in potential risks of infectious diseases such as malaria and dengue fever. But many unanswered questions remain about how serious those impacts are likely to be, which people will be affected, and what should be done to reduce the vulnerability of our society and others to the health effects of climate change. We are just beginning to understand the potential risks, said Joel Scheraga, director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Global Change Research Program. Scheraga served as chief moderator of an EPA-sponsored conference on climate change and public health, held March 11-12, 1998, in Atlanta.