19. Health - Prof. Turner The Earth Transformed 11.13.07 I)...

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Prof. Turner The Earth Transformed 11.13.07 I) Health 1) a Long established that health and environment are related (i) Extreme temperatures Increase heat rise in deaths, especially among the elderly and infant population Summer 2003, nearly 15,000 people die in France with temperature at 104° (ii) Air quality (e.g., ozone) Cardiovascular, respiratory b Infectious diseases (malaria, dengue, yellow fever, cholera) are delivered by organisms [plankton to mammals] and thus changes in exposure to organisms lead to changes in human risk to disease c Exposure changes due to changes in: (i) Population of organism (disease vector host) (ii) Movement of organism (iii)Human-environment relationship 2) Climate Change a All models (i) Increased warmth (up to 4.8-6.4 km [3 – 4 miles] in atmosphere of Southern Hemisphere) Since 1970, the “freeze-line” in elevation has moved up 160 meters up-slope within the tropics 3) Temperature Related a Dengue [backbone fever]
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2008 for the course GEOG 180 taught by Professor Turner during the Fall '08 term at Clark University.

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