Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Am J Public Health. 2008 Mar;98(3):435-45. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2007.119362. Epub 2008 Jan 30.

Climate change: the public health response.

Author information

  • 1National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, MS E-28, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA. haf6@cdc.gov

Abstract

There is scientific consensus that the global climate is changing, with rising surface temperatures, melting ice and snow, rising sea levels, and increasing climate variability. These changes are expected to have substantial impacts on human health. There are known, effective public health responses for many of these impacts, but the scope, timeline, and complexity of climate change are unprecedented. We propose a public health approach to climate change, based on the essential public health services, that extends to both clinical and population health services and emphasizes the coordination of government agencies (federal, state, and local), academia, the private sector, and nongovernmental organizations.

PMID:
18235058
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PMCID:
PMC2253589
Free PMC Article
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Atypon Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk