Special Issue "Climate Change, Extreme Temperatures, Air Pollution, and Health"
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 May 2018).
Interests: environmental epidemiology; climate change; extreme weather events and health; short and long term effect of air pollution; environmental exposure and cancer; public health
Interests: environmental epidemiology; exposure assessment; remote sensing; heat warning systems; climate change health effects; urban climate
The frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, such as heat waves, have been increasing in recent years, and are expected to become more severe considering future climate change. The 5th Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report has recognized that human activity, in particular greenhouse gas emissions, are the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century. In summer, the persistence of stable atmospheric conditions, heat, and changes in precipitation patterns will also influence air quality and the occurrence of forest fires. The summer of 2017 registered exceptional heat waves and forest fires across Southern Europe and the Western USA. The health impacts of air pollution and extreme temperatures have been documented, however evidence on the combined effects and risk factors, in light of recent, more extreme events, needs more attention from researchers and public health practitioners.
This Special Issue of IJERPH invites papers assessing the health impacts of extreme temperatures and air pollution, from both anthropogenic (traffic, industry, etc.) and natural (fires, dust storms) sources. Considering climate change, studies showing the health co-benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and urban air pollution are of particular interest for this Special Issue. Research studies and reviews on the topic from around the world are encouraged to provide a more profound understanding of the issues and provide new insights on the health risks and promote public health actions to climate change.
Dr. Paola Michelozzi
Dr. Francesca de' Donato
Dr. Manuela De Sario
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- Air pollution
- Forest fires
- Climate change and extreme weather events
- Short-term health effect