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Chemistry International
Vol. 23, No. 6
November 2001


New Publications from the World Health Organization

Climate Change and Stratospheric Ozone Depletion: Early Effects on Our Health in Europe, WHO Regional Publications, European Series No. 88, Edited by Sari Kovats, Bettina Menne, Anthony McMichael, Roberto Bertollini, and Colin Soskoine, WHO Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen 2000, xii + 116 pages (English only), ISBN 92-890- 1355-9, CHF 35.-/USD 31.50; In developing countries: CHF 24.50, Order No. 1310088.

People are concerned about the impact on their health of the climate warming and stratospheric ozone depletion that Europe has been experiencing for the last century. This publication attempts to clarify the early effects these environmental changes are having on our health, and the further effects they may have in the future. What is certain is that more frequent thermal stress, associated or not with air pollution, causes illness and death, especially among the elderly; extreme weather events such as floods cause death, illness, and material damage; some water- and food-borne diseases increase during extreme weather conditions, such as heavy rainfall and heatwaves; malaria could increase with climate warming; and ozone depletion increases skin cancer and weakens the immune system. While much is still uncertain about the precise relationship between changes in the climate and changes in disease patterns, the need for action is clear: action either to reduce the climate change itself, or to reduce its harmful effects.



1. Climate change in Europe

2. Effects on health of climate change in Europe

3. Health effects of stratospheric ozone depletion

4. Early effects of climate change on human health

5. Action to reduce the health effects of climate change

6. Conclusions

Also included:

  • policy document prepared for the Third Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health, London, June 1999, containing recommendations on action to reduce and prevent the effects of climate change on people's health
  • list of members of the working group who produced it



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