DSpace
 

Researchspace >
General science, engineering & technology >
General science, engineering & technology >
General science, engineering & technology >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/5294

Title: Climate change and environmental health in southern Africa: it's not all about malaria
Authors: Wright, C
Thambiran, T
Matooane, M
Engelbrecht, F
Bopape, MJ
Olwach, J
Keywords: Climate change
Environmental health
Health risks
Malaria
Temperature
Ozone
Solar ultraviolet radiation
Heat exhaustion
heat stroke
Asthma
Skin cancer
Issue Date: Jul-2011
Publisher: Malnor Publications
Citation: Wright, C, Thambiran, T, Matooane, M et al. 2011. Climate change and environmental health in southern Africa: it's not all about malaria. Government Digest, Vol 30(12), pp 9
Series/Report no.: Workflow request;7314
Abstract: In South Africa, the most commonly talked-about climate change-related human health risk is a changing pattern in the distribution and severity of malaria. However, there are three other important issues that also deserve some attention if we are to protect the health of our population in a changing climate. These issues are temperature (an its resulting heat exhaustion, reduced productivity and stroke), near surface ozone (and its resulting respiratory problems and asthma), and solar ultraviolet radiation (and its resulting cataracts, immune suppression and skin cancer).
Description: Copyright: 2011 Malnor Publications
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/5294
Appears in Collections:Climate change
General science, engineering & technology

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
Wright4_2011.pdf611.11 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
View Statistics

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

 

Valid XHTML 1.0! DSpace Software Copyright © 2002-2010  Duraspace - Feedback