Climate CHIP Publications

Chapter 43 - Air and water pollution: Burden and strategies for control.

Authors: 
Kjellstrom, T., Lodh, M., McMichael, T., Ranmuthugala, G., Shrestha, R. and Kingsland, S. In: Measham A., et al.
Year: 
2006

Environmental pollution has many facets, and the resultant health risks include diseases in almost all organ systems. Thus, a chapter on air and water pollution control links with chapters on, for instance, diarrheal diseases (chapter 19), respiratory diseases in children and adults (chapters 25 and 35), cancers (chapter 29), neurological disorders (chapter 32), and cardiovascular disease (chapter 33), as well as with a number of chapters dealing with health care issues.......

Effects of temperature and ozone on daily mortality during the August 2003 heat wave in France

Authors: 
Dear K, Ranmuthugala G, Kjellstrom T, Skinner C and Hanigan I.
Year: 
2005

During the summer of 2003, Europe experienced a heat wave that lasted almost 2 weeks in which high temperatures were accompanied by exceptionally high ozone levels. Unfortunately, few studies have examined the effects of temperature and ozone simultaneously. The authors use constrained distributed lag models to estimate the effects of daily temperature and peak ozone on mortality in 12 French cities during the heat wave and to estimate the deaths attributable to each component.

Occupational and environmental health and safety in developing countries.

Authors: 
Cullen MR, Rosenstock L and Kjellstrom T. In: Rosenstock L, Cullen MR, Brodkin CA and Redlich CA eds.
Year: 
2005

Comprehensive and updated throughout, this new edition makes it easy to detect, diagnose, and treat the full spectrum of problems caused by occupational or environmental factors, including physical, chemical, and biologic agents. An international cast of experts offers in-depth, authoritative guidance on clinical problems as well as the legal and regulatory issues impacting the practice of occupational and environmental medicine today. Section 1 is on principles and practice. Section 2 on work sectors and special populations includes a chapter on mining.

CLIMATIC FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH HOSPITALISATIONS AND EMERGENCY ROOM PRESENTATIONS FOR DIARRHOEA IN CHILDREN

Authors: 
D'Souza RM, Becker N, Hall G, Kjellstrom T, Bambrick H, Kelsall L, Hanigan I, Guest C
Year: 
2005

Aim: The objective of this study was to investigate the seasonal pattern of admissions and emergency room (ER) presentations for diarrhoeal disease in children, and their association with climatic factors such as temperature and humidity. Back to Top | Article Outline Methods:

Influence of climatic factors on hospitalizations and emergency room presentations of asthma and other respiratory conditions in children

Authors: 
D'Souza RM, Becker NG, Kjellstrom T, Bambrick H, Woodruff R, Kelsall L, Hanigan I, Guest C.
Year: 
2005

This study investigates seasonal variation in paediatric hospitalisations and emergency room presentations for asthma and other (non-asthma) respiratory conditions. It also examines the association between these two conditions and climatic factors such as temperature and humidity. Back to Top | Article Outline Methods:

Climate change, heat exposure and labour productivity.

Authors: 
Kjellstrom T
Year: 
2000

“Too hot” working environments are not just a question of “comfort”, but a real concern for health protection and ability to perform work tasks. For un-acclimatized persons, already at temperatures above 22.5 degrees C the ability to perform at full capacity is reduced, and for acclimatized persons this reduction starts at 26 degrees C (WBGT). The reduction in work ability can be considered a form of “disability” that should be taken into account when assessing the “burden of disease or ill health” caused by global warming.