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Health and climate change : modelling the impacts of global warming and ozone depletion

Author: Willem Jozef Meine Martens
Publisher: London : Earthscan Publications, ©1998.
Series: Health and the environment series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this study of the potentially devastating health impacts of global atmospheric changes, the author uses available knowledge to model future health impacts.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Willem Jozef Meine Martens
ISBN: 9781853835230 1853835234 9781853835223 1853835226
OCLC Number: 39286658
Description: xxiv, 176 pages : illustrations.
Contents: List of Acronyms and Abbreviations List of Figures List of Tables List of Boxes Foreword by Tony McMichael Preface 1. Introduction The Issue Scope and Objectives Outline 2. An Eco-Epidemiological Modelling Approach Introduction Limitations of Conventional Epidemiology Eco-Epidemiological Modelling Discussion 3. Climate Change and Vector-Borne Diseases Introduction The Vectors and Their Diseases Epidemic Potential Climate Effects Malaria Prevalence Climate Scenarios Changes in Potential Risk Areas Changes in Malaria Prevalence Local Estimates: Model Validation Model Limitations and Uncertainties Discussion and Conclusions 4. Modelling Malaria as a Complex Adaptive System Introduction The Genetic Algorithm Modelling Adaptation by Genetic Algorithms Modelling Experiments Discussion and Conclusions 5. Climate Change, Thermal Stress and Morality Changes Introduction Health Impact Assessment Thermal Stress in a Number of Cities Cardiovascular Mortality and Sensitivity to Adaptation Discussion and Conclusions 6. The Impact of Ozone Depletion on Skin Cancer Incidence Introduction Modelling the Cause-Effect Chain Ozone Depletion and Skin Cancer Risk in the Netherlands and Australia Uncertainties Discussion and Conclusions 7. Discussion and Conclusions Introduction Major Findings Future Research lines Epilogue References Index
Series Title: Health and the environment series.
Responsibility: Pim Martens.
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