Faculté des sciences

Climatic change: possible impacts on human health

Beniston, Martin

In: Swiss Medical Weekly, 2002, vol. 25-26, p. 329

This paper addresses a number of problems relating climatic change and human health. Following an introduction that outlines the over-arching issues, a short summary is given on climatic change and its anthropogenic causes. The rest of the paper then focuses on the direct and indirect impacts of global climatic change on health. Direct effects comprise changes in the hygrothermal stress response... Plus

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    This paper addresses a number of problems relating climatic change and human health. Following an introduction that outlines the over-arching issues, a short summary is given on climatic change and its anthropogenic causes. The rest of the paper then focuses on the direct and indirect impacts of global climatic change on health. Direct effects comprise changes in the hygrothermal stress response of humans, atmospheric pollution, water quality and availability; indirect effects include the potential for the spread of vector-borne diseases outside of their current range. The paper concludes with some comments on possible response strategies aimed at alleviating the adverse effects of climatic change on human health.