Waterborne and Foodborne Diseases, Climate Change Impacts on Health

Schuster-Wallace, Corinne J., Dickin, Sarah and Metcalfe, Chris D., "Waterborne and Foodborne Diseases, Climate Change Impacts on Health" in Global Environmental Change (Rotterdam: Springer Netherlands, 2014), 615-622.

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  • Author Schuster-Wallace, Corinne J.
    Dickin, Sarah
    Metcalfe, Chris D.
    Chapter Title Waterborne and Foodborne Diseases, Climate Change Impacts on Health
    Book Title Global Environmental Change
    Publication Date 2014-07-11
    Place of Publication Rotterdam
    Publisher Springer Netherlands
    Start page 615
    End page 622
    Language eng
    Abstract Climatic conditions strongly impact the incidence and transmission of many waterborne and foodborne diseases. Climate change may increase the risk to these illnesses by influencing weather patterns, resulting in warmer temperatures, more variable rainfall events and decreased water availability. The extent to which these changes will increase the burden of disease is uncertain, however there are implications for many exposure pathways. In addition to infectious disease agents, the transport and fate of chemicals such as heavy metals and organic compounds in the environment will be affected by changing water flows. In water stressed areas, reductions in fresh water availability due to climate change will have critical implications for water quality, disproportionately affecting vulnerable groups such as children. Decreased water resources will also have consequences for safe food processing and preparation.
    Copyright Holder Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
    Copyright Year 2014
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9789400757837
    DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-5784-4_102
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