Special Issue "Morbidity and Mortality Related to Air Pollution and Extreme Temperatures"
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 August 2019).
Interests: health effects of air pollution and extreme temperatures
Air pollution and extreme temperatures are the most common consequences of climate change. The health effects of climate change have appeared in many areas, regardless of their location, whether in the south or in the north hemisphere. Therefore, more studies are needed to estimate the health effects and impacts of the exposure to these factors. Novel methods to study health effects may consider new definitions of exposure, additional health outcomes, and novel analytical methods. Previous studies used absolute values of exposure to different factors (e.g., absolute temperature or lagged temperature). However, the variance related to these values in those studies was small. Developing new methods to predict mortality and morbidity will improve the preventive strategies. Defining susceptible populations—by evaluating pre-exiting health conditions, socioeconomic status, or other factors—and newly identified diseases due to air pollution and extreme temperatures may be considered. In addition, more studies are needed to develop novel methods to assess the health impact of the exposure to air pollution and extreme temperatures. A comparison with traditional techniques may be carried out. Various approaches, including disability-adjusted life expectancy (DALY) and attributable mortality counts or fraction, may be employed. Papers addressing novel methods for the study of the health effects of air pollution and extreme temperatures are invited for this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Youn-Hee Lim
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- Air pollution
- Health impact assessment
- Health effects