Special Issue "Air Pollution and Climate Change-Mediated Health Impacts"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2020).
Interests: health consequences of exposure to air pollutants and climate change; environmental epidemiology; susceptibility, vulnerability, and environmental health disparities; children’s health
Interests: environmental epidemiology; climate change and health; air pollution; extreme weather; vulnerability
Air pollution and climate change are two of the greatest environmental health stressors of our time. As the fifth leading risk factor for mortality worldwide, air pollution is responsible for more deaths than many well-known health risk factors, including physical inactivity. The health risks of climate change are many and include the spread of vector-borne diseases, malnutrition resulting from food insecurity, heat- and cold-related illness, mental health impacts from displacement due to extreme weather events, and health effects of poor air quality from wildfires and high ozone, among others. In many cases, air pollution and climate change are tied together, either by the industrial processes responsible for them or the solutions to mitigate them.
This Special Issue aims to present new contributions on the health impacts of both air pollution and climate change, as well as weather patterns associated with climate change. We encourage submissions that characterize novel health impacts of these environmental stressors, either alone or jointly. We are also particularly interested in contributions that evaluate factors, policies or interventions that may help mitigate or adapt to climate change, as well as improve air quality. Finally, research that identifies vulnerable subpopulations or communities and emphasizes principles of equity is strongly encouraged.
Dr. Antonella Zanobetti
Dr. Jaime Madrigano
Manuscript Submission Information
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- air pollution
- particulate matter
- climate change
- extreme weather
- coastal storms
- intervention studies
- environmental health