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Adaptation to Impacts of Climate Change on Aeroallergens and Allergic Respiratory Diseases
Environmental Science, Department of Environment and Geography, Faculty of Science, Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales 2109, Australia
Received: 21 June 2010; in revised form: 21 July 2010 / Accepted: 23 July 2010 / Published: 28 July 2010
Abstract: Climate change has the potential to have many significant impacts on aeroallergens such as pollen and mould spores, and therefore related diseases such as asthma and allergic rhinitis. This paper critically reviews this topic, with a focus on the potential adaptation measures that have been identified to date. These are aeroallergen monitoring; aeroallergen forecasting; allergenic plant management; planting practices and policies; urban/settlement planning; building design and heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC); access to health care and medications; education; and research.
Keywords: climate change; impacts; adaptation; human health; pollen; mould spore; allergen; allergic disease; asthma; allergic rhinitis
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Beggs, P.J. Adaptation to Impacts of Climate Change on Aeroallergens and Allergic Respiratory Diseases. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7, 3006-3021.
Beggs PJ. Adaptation to Impacts of Climate Change on Aeroallergens and Allergic Respiratory Diseases. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2010; 7(8):3006-3021.
Beggs, Paul J. 2010. "Adaptation to Impacts of Climate Change on Aeroallergens and Allergic Respiratory Diseases." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 7, no. 8: 3006-3021.