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The Health Implications of Climate Change 

The Health Implications of Climate Change
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The Health Implications of Climate Change
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Kathy Gerwig

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199385836.003.0002
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date: 29 May 2020

Climate change has been called the biggest global health threat in the 21st century. It is already affecting health due to excess heat; extreme weather events; air pollution; and foodborne, waterborne and insect-borne diseases that are on the rise. Health care organizations can address both the symptoms and causes of climate change. Case studies include hospitals that are built to sustain superstorms, moving to renewable energy sources, cleaner transportation options for patients and hospital workers, virtual doctors’ office visits

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