Health impacts of climate change and biosecurity in the Asia Pacific Region

Sly, Peter (2011) Health impacts of climate change and biosecurity in the Asia Pacific Region. Reviews on Environmental Health, 26 1: 7-12. doi:10.1515/REVEH.2011.002

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Author Sly, Peter
Title Health impacts of climate change and biosecurity in the Asia Pacific Region
Journal name Reviews on Environmental Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0048-7554
2191-0308
Publication date 2011
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1515/REVEH.2011.002
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 26
Issue 1
Start page 7
End page 12
Total pages 6
Place of publication Berlin, Germany
Publisher Walter de Gruyter
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract Our climate is changing as a result of human activity, and such changes have the potential to have a significant impact on human health. The basic requirements for health – clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food and secure shelter – are all vulnerable to climate change. Low-income developing countries are especially vulnerable; no country, however, is totally immune. In Australia, we are already seeing evidence of the health effects of climate change with an increase in temperature-related food poisoning events and an increase in mosquito-borne infections, including Ross River virus and Dengue fever. In the Asian Pacific region the issues identified as most pressing vary from country to country, but a common theme is a lack of public understanding and education and lack of capacity for implementing mitigation strategies. Strategies addressing the health impacts of climate change must incorporate the principles of social justice and equity within the region.
Keyword Food security
Social justice
Water security
Zoonoses
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences -- Publications
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