10th Anniversary Review: Natural disasters and their long-term impacts on the health of communities

Cook, Angus, Watson, Jill, van Buynder, Paul, Robertson, Andrew and Weinstein, Phil (2008) 10th Anniversary Review: Natural disasters and their long-term impacts on the health of communities. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 10 2: 167-175. doi:10.1039/b713256p


Author Cook, Angus
Watson, Jill
van Buynder, Paul
Robertson, Andrew
Weinstein, Phil
Title 10th Anniversary Review: Natural disasters and their long-term impacts on the health of communities
Journal name Journal of Environmental Monitoring   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1464-0325
Publication date 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1039/b713256p
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 10
Issue 2
Start page 167
End page 175
Total pages 9
Place of publication Cambridge, U.K.
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Language eng
Subject 1117 Public Health and Health Services
0301 Analytical Chemistry
0502 Environmental Science and Management
Abstract Long-term health impacts in communities that have experienced natural disasters are often overlooked. Recovery from natural disasters is often a long, drawn-out process. Recovery plans need to address these interruptions in the return to pre-disaster functioning and make provisions for addressing ongoing health problems. The following review will examine illness patterns that may arise, directly or indirectly, in the months and years following a disaster event. The objectives of the review are: (i) to identify the burden of long-term community ill-health following natural disaster events; (ii) to evaluate current gaps in the ongoing process of health monitoring for populations affected by disaster; (iii) to review approaches that would provide ongoing surveillance of physical and psychosocial ill-health.
Keyword Recovery plans
Natural disasters
Health impacts
Health monitoring
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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