Special Issue "Temperature Variability and Mortality/Morbidity"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Climate Change".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019).
Interests: climate change impact; heat-related excess mortality; environmental epidemiology; projection of climate change health impact; air pollution epidemiology
Interests: epidemiology; climate change; environment; population health
Interests: climate change and health; air pollution; epidemiology; epidemiological methodologies; bioinformatics; statistical consulting; clinical trials
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After the latest comprehensive health impact assessment published by WHO in 2014, temperature-related illness has caught global attention and many papers have been published since then. Still, we have no definite idea how the temperature-mortality relation changed over time, or across different climate, for example. We know that the minimum mortality temperature (at which the heat-related mortality is lowest) has moved to higher temperature and a risk for a fixed intensity of heat has been declining, but even with MCC framework (http://mccstudy.lshtm.ac.uk/), we are not successful how fast these phenomena are occurring. In addition, although some researchers reported that the attributable fraction of cold was much larger than that of heat, especially mild cold, the lag pattern of cold mortality has negative risk at day zero, which cannot be regarded as biologically feasible and whether the fraction actually attributable to cold or not is still debatable. In this Special Issue, we call for papers regarding the relation between temperature (including its variability) and mortality and morbidity, especially those that answer these unanswered questions. Although we editors encourage to tackle these issues, we welcome other new findings on temperature (and its variability) and health outcome relation.
Prof. Dr. Yasushi Honda
Prof. Dr. Masahiro Hashizume
Prof. Dr. Ho Kim
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- Temperature related illness
- Temperature mortality
- Temperature variability