Impact of Climate Change on Human Health

Jinky Leilanie DP. Lu
2016 Acta medica Philippina  
Introduction For a sustainable and viable health condition of the human population, certain factors must be ensured, such as clean air, safe water, safe and sufficient supply of food, and tolerable temperature. 1 Worldwide, it has been shown that climate and its variability can affect the prevalence and incidence of diseases and other human health consequences. This is based on research findings that climate can alter the transmission of diseases, agricultural productivity, and quality and
more » ... nd quality and quantity of food, water, and air, all of which, ultimately affecting human health. 2 Overall, climate change has caused devastating effects on survival, health, and safety of human societies. In 2000, 5.5 million disability adjusted life years (DALYs) were recorded due to climate change. 3 Illnesses and disabilities arise from many factors such as skin cancer, dengue, asthma,
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