Special Issue "Climate Change and Human Health"

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A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Jan C. Semenza
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Tomtebodavägen 11A, 171 83 Stockholm, Sweden
Website: http://www.ecdc.europa.eu
E-Mail: Jan.Semenza@ecdc.europa.eu

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Climate change is here to stay, at least for the foreseeable future, even with immediate reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. A multitude of climate change impacts have already been documented, particularly those on the hydrologic cycle, cryosphere, ecosystems, biodiversity, agriculture, forests, oceans, etc. Climate change impacts in the health sector have also been recognized; they often manifest themselves as an extension or amplification of existing vulnerabilities. Some of these health endpoints include heat-related mortality and morbidity, respiratory diseases, mental health, drowning, vector-, food- or waterborne diseases. Moreover, indirect socio-economic effects that can result in malnutrition, homelessness, refugees, etc. can also have serious health consequences. However, the field suffers from a number of challenges; specifically, the question of attribution presents a number of methodological hurdles. While extreme weather events can statistically be linked to climate change, quantifying the contribution of climate change on individual events is problematic, no less the relative contribution of climate change to the disease burden.

This special issue in IJERPH aims to advance the field of human health impacts of climate change with topical contributions. It aims to synthesise some of these public health issues but also to address the technical challenges. This issue welcomes both quantitative and qualitative studies and is intended to include papers that measure, monitor and describe health impacts. Of particular interest are decision-support tools for identifying and prioritizing risks through surveillance, vulnerability, impact and adaptation assessments. Interventions on climate-sensitive health risks are also of interest, particularly rigorous cost-effectiveness, program, and process evaluations. Monitoring environmental precursors of disease can be used as early warning for health threats and the application of these tools is of great interest to public health practitioners. This special issue represents an effort to capture current developments in the field and provide a forum for cutting edge contributions to the literature.

Prof. Dr. Jan C. Semenza
Guest Editor

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p. 7347-7353
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(7), 7347-7353; doi:10.3390/ijerph110707347
Received: 7 July 2014; Accepted: 9 July 2014 / Published: 18 July 2014
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p. 6433-6458
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(6), 6433-6458; doi:10.3390/ijerph110606433
Received: 8 April 2014; in revised form: 3 June 2014 / Accepted: 6 June 2014 / Published: 20 June 2014
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p. 3894-3936
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(4), 3894-3936; doi:10.3390/ijerph110403894
Received: 29 December 2013; in revised form: 25 March 2014 / Accepted: 28 March 2014 / Published: 9 April 2014
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p. 3304-3326
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(3), 3304-3326; doi:10.3390/ijerph110303304
Received: 19 October 2013; in revised form: 7 March 2014 / Accepted: 7 March 2014 / Published: 20 March 2014
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p. 3360-3374
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(3), 3360-3374; doi:10.3390/ijerph110303360
Received: 28 November 2013; in revised form: 5 March 2014 / Accepted: 10 March 2014 / Published: 20 March 2014
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p. 2218-2235
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(2), 2218-2235; doi:10.3390/ijerph110202218
Received: 18 November 2013; in revised form: 26 January 2014 / Accepted: 10 February 2014 / Published: 21 February 2014
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p. 2014-2032
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(2), 2014-2032; doi:10.3390/ijerph110202014
Received: 18 November 2013; in revised form: 27 January 2014 / Accepted: 8 February 2014 / Published: 14 February 2014
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p. 1942-1959
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(2), 1942-1959; doi:10.3390/ijerph110201942
Received: 22 November 2013; in revised form: 21 January 2014 / Accepted: 22 January 2014 / Published: 13 February 2014
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p. 1960-1988
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(2), 1960-1988; doi:10.3390/ijerph110201960
Received: 18 November 2013; in revised form: 4 February 2014 / Accepted: 6 February 2014 / Published: 13 February 2014
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p. 1725-1746
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(2), 1725-1746; doi:10.3390/ijerph110201725
Received: 14 October 2013; in revised form: 16 January 2014 / Accepted: 16 January 2014 / Published: 4 February 2014
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(2), 1605-1625; doi:10.3390/ijerph110201605
Received: 17 December 2013; in revised form: 15 January 2014 / Accepted: 16 January 2014 / Published: 30 January 2014
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(1), 1034-1048; doi:10.3390/ijerph110101034
Received: 6 October 2013; in revised form: 30 December 2013 / Accepted: 31 December 2013 / Published: 13 January 2014
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(1), 952-967; doi:10.3390/ijerph110100952
Received: 20 September 2013; in revised form: 10 December 2013 / Accepted: 30 December 2013 / Published: 9 January 2014
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(1), 30-46; doi:10.3390/ijerph110100030
Received: 18 October 2013; in revised form: 4 December 2013 / Accepted: 4 December 2013 / Published: 19 December 2013
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10(12), 7083-7109; doi:10.3390/ijerph10127083
Received: 16 October 2013; in revised form: 27 November 2013 / Accepted: 27 November 2013 / Published: 12 December 2013
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10(12), 6721-6733; doi:10.3390/ijerph10126721
Received: 9 October 2013; in revised form: 21 November 2013 / Accepted: 22 November 2013 / Published: 3 December 2013
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10(12), 6734-6747; doi:10.3390/ijerph10126734
Received: 16 October 2013; in revised form: 19 November 2013 / Accepted: 19 November 2013 / Published: 3 December 2013
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10(11), 6096-6105; doi:10.3390/ijerph10116096
Received: 8 October 2013; in revised form: 31 October 2013 / Accepted: 6 November 2013 / Published: 12 November 2013
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p. 5565-5583
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10(11), 5565-5583; doi:10.3390/ijerph10115565
Received: 2 September 2013; in revised form: 18 October 2013 / Accepted: 22 October 2013 / Published: 29 October 2013
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10(8), 3435-3452; doi:10.3390/ijerph10083435
Received: 3 April 2013; in revised form: 23 July 2013 / Accepted: 25 July 2013 / Published: 6 August 2013
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10(6), 2515-2543; doi:10.3390/ijerph10062515
Received: 12 May 2013; in revised form: 5 June 2013 / Accepted: 7 June 2013 / Published: 18 June 2013
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