Kjellstrom T

Surveillance of work environment and heat stress assessment using meteorological data

Authors: 
Gao C, Kuklane K, Ostergren P-O, Kjellstrom T
Year: 
2019

Health surveillance and workplace surveillance are two related but different aspects of occupational health services. The assessment of heat stress using heat indices and thermal models in connection with meteorological data is an important part of surveillance of workplace heat. The assessment of heat exposure provides the basis for occupational health services. Workers should have health surveillance if the high heat stress cannot be reduced.

Heat stress impacts on cardiac mortality in Nepali migrant workers in Qatar

Authors: 
Pradhan B, Kjellstrom T, Atar D, Sharma P, Kayastha B, Bhandari G, Pradhan P
Year: 
2019

Background: Qatar is a major destination country for Nepali migrant workers (NMWs; main age range 25–35 years) in the construction trade. These 120,000+ NMWs are exposed to various occupational hazards, including excessive heat, and 3–4 workers die each week. Our study aimed to show whether heat exposure caused deaths. Methods: The worker population and mortality data of NMWs were retrieved from government institutions in Nepal.

Our cities, our health, our future: Acting on social determinants for health equity in urban settings

Authors: 
Kjellstrom, T., and Knowledge Network on Urban Settings
Year: 
2008

: This report summarizes the social determinants of health in urban settings and provides guidance and examples of interventions that have been effective in achieving health equity. It is divided into 7 sections. Section 1 provides an introduction, and Section 2 discusses urbanization and the urban setting as health determinants. Section 3 describes the urban health situation, including disease burden, infectious diseases, injuries, violence, mental health, substance abuse, noncommunicable disease and nutritional disorders.

Chapter 3 - Energy, the environment and health.

Authors: 
Holdren, J.P., Smith, K.R., Wang, X., Kjellstrom, T. et al.
Year: 
2000

In this chapter, the principal environmental and health impacts of energy are discussed according to the scale at which they occur. About half of the world’s households use solid fuels (biomass and coal) for cooking and heating in simple devices that produce large amounts of air pollution—pollution that is probably responsible for 4–5 percent of the global burden of disease. The chief ecosystem impacts relate to charcoal production and fuelwood harvesting. At the workplace scale, solid-fuel fuel cycles create significant risks for workers and have the largest impacts on populations among

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.

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.......