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Title: Protecting human health from climate change
Authors: World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia
Place of publication: New Delhi
Language: English
Abstract: Climate change is a verified, global phenomenon, but its consequences will not be evenly distributed. Developing countries and small island nations will be the most affected. Countries will experience more frequent extreme weather events and resulting changes in water quality and availability, increased contamination of air, and food security problems. Health impact due to climate change include diarrhoeal diseases, vector-borne diseases, heat stress, malnutrition, deaths and injuries due to extreme weather events and mental stress.
Keywords: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Gov't Doc #: SEA-EH-570
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205694
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