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Elders and Children
This is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's guide explaining health challenges children may face with climate change. (PDF, 384 KB)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, April 2014. Climate change is affecting a growing population of at-risk older Americans. Studies by EPA researchers and others find that seniors aged 65 and older are more vulnerable to hot temperatures and extreme weather events—effects which will become more frequent as the climate changes.
R. Voelker. JAMA (2009) 301(21):2197-2199. Children's health advocates say that pediatricians and other clinicians who care for children can play a significant role in addressing the effects of climate change to create a healthier world for children around the globe.
Science Daily, August 30, 2011. Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers have found that climate change may lead to more asthma-related health problems in children, and more emergency room visits in the next decade.
P.E. Sheffield, P.J. Landrigan. Environmental Health Perspectives (2011) 119(3):291-298. Climate change is increasing the global burden of disease and in the year 2000 was responsible for > 150,000 deaths worldwide. Of this disease burden, 88% fell upon children. Here, the authors review projected impacts of climate change on children's health, the pathways involved in these effects, and prevention strategies. (PDF, 325 KB)
J. Rocklöv, B. Forsberg. In areas that today have mild climates the research activity has been rather limited, despite the fact that differences in temperature susceptibility will play a fundamental role in understanding the exposure, acclimatization, adaptation and health risks of a changing climate. (PDF, 173.13 KB)