Climate Change And Health United States – Mexico Border
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The numerous articles contained in this volume, prepared by professionals in their fields, show how climate change is manifested in our region, as well as its consequences for human behavior and specifically for health. We seek to ensure the active involvement of all health-related institutions (including health services and systems) and their vigilance in protecting the environment and reducing the harmful effects of climate change, empowering the citizenry in this regard, and seeking out new and better ways to live in harmony with nature.
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Ebi, Kristie L.; Fawcett, Stephen B.; Spiegel, Jerry; Tovalin, Horacio (2016-09)Climate change is a social justice as well as an environmental issue. The magnitude and pattern of changes in weather and climate variables are creating differential exposures, vulnerabilities, and health risks that ...
Kiefer, Max; Rodríguez-Guzmán, Julietta; Watson, Joanna; Joode, Berna van Wendel de; Mergler, Donna; Silva, Agnes Soares da (2016-09)This report summarizes and discusses current knowledge on the impact that climate change can have on occupational safety and health (OSH), with a particular focus on the Americas. Worker safety and health issues are ...
Enhancing the sustainability and climate resiliency of health care facilities: a comparison of initiatives and toolkits Balbus, John; Berry, Peter; Brettle, Meagan; Jagnarine-Azan, Shalini; Silva, Agnes Soares da; Ugarte, Ciro; Varangu, Linda; Prats, Elena Villalobos (2016-09)Extreme weather events have revealed the vulnerability of health care facilities and the extent of devastation to the community when they fail. With climate change anticipated to increase extreme weather and its impacts ...