Impact of climate change on health
Recent studies show that the global warming and the climate change have several impacts on human health including respiratory problems, cardiovascular problems, increase the risk of some infectious diseases particularly those diseases that appear in warm areas and are spread by mosquitoes and other insects (malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, and encephalitis), cholera and heat stress or hypothermia.
Youn-Hee Lim, Ho Kim, Jin Hee Kim, Sanghyuk Bae, Hye Yin Park, Yun-Chul Hong. Air Pollution and Depressive Symptoms in Elderly Adults. 2012
Mette Sørensen, Martin Hvidberg, Barbara Hoffmann, Zorana J Andersen, Rikke B Nordsborg, Kenneth G Lillelund, Jørgen Jakobsen, Anne Tjønneland, Kim Overvad and Ole Raaschou-Nielsen. Exposure to road traffic and railway noise and associations with blood pressure and self-reported hypertension: a cohort study. 2011.
He F, Shaffer ML, Rodriguez-Colon S, Yanosky JD, Bixler E, Cascio WE, Liao D. Acute effects of fine particulate air pollution on cardiac arrhythmia: the APACR study. 2011.
Shaowei Wu, Furong Deng, Jie Niu, Qinsheng Huang, Youcheng Liu, Xinbiao Guo. The relationship between traffic-related air pollutants and cardiac autonomic function in a panel of healthy adults: a further analysis with existing data.
Byung-Mi Kim, Mina Ha, Hye-Sook Park, Bo Eun Lee, Young Ju Kim, Yun-Chul Hong, Yangho Kim, Namsoo Chang, Young-Man Roh, Boong-Nnyun Kim, Se-young Oh, Eun-Hee Ha. The Mothers and Children’s Environmental Health (MOCEH) study. 2009.
Samoli E, Nastos PT, Paliatsos AG, Katsouyanni K, Priftis KN. Acute effects of air pollution on pediatric asthma exacerbation: evidence of association and effect modification.
Ragettli, Martina; Ducret-Stich, Regina; Braun-Fahrländer, Charlotte; Ineichen, Alex; Phuleria, Harish C.; Schindler, Christian; Liu, L -J. Sally. Impacts of Exposure to Highway Traffic Exhaust on Childhood Respiratory Health in Trans-Alpine Highway Valleys.
De Juniac A, Kreis I, Ibison J, Murray V. Epidemiology of unintentional carbon monoxide fatalities in the UK. 2011.
Weichenthal S., Kulka R, Dubeau A, Martin C, Dales R. Traffic-related air pollution and acute changes in heart rate variability in healthy adults following cycling in high and low-traffic areas. June 2011.
Duanping Liao, Michele L. Shaffer, Sol Rodriguez-Colon, Fan He, Xian Li, Deborah L. Wolbrette, Jeff Yanosky, Wayne E. Cascio. Acute Adverse Effects of Fine Particulate Air Pollution on Ventricular Repolarization. July 2010.
Liqun Liu, Susanne Breitner, Xiaochuan Pan, Ulrich Franck, Arne M Leitte, Alfred Wiedensohler, Stephanie von Klot, H-Erich Wichmann, Annette Peters and Alexandra Schneider. Associations between air temperature and cardio-respiratory mortality in the urban area of Beijing, China: a time-series analysis. 2011.
Sabrina Llop, Ferran Ballester, Marisa Estarlich, Ana Esplugues, Rosalia Fernández Patier, Rosa Ramón, Alfredo Marco, Amelia Aguirre, Jordi Sunyer, Carmen Iñiguez, on behalf of INMA-Valencia cohort. Ambient air pollution and annoyance responses from pregnant women. 2008.