Overview of climate change, air pollution, and human health

Xiang Xiao, Meng Gao

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Climate change and air pollution are the two biggest challenges in the twenty-first century. The health impacts of air pollution have long been recognized, followed by the emerging climate change topic, which have aroused massive debate among both scientists and common residents. Accumulating evidence has shown that climate change and air pollution pose multiple health threats to human through complex and interacting pathways. This chapter briefly summarizes the documented health effects of climate change and air pollution, and the underlying linkage and interaction, as well as some issues that need to be addressed in future research and policy-making practice.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAir Pollution, Climate, and Health
Subtitle of host publicationAn Integrated Perspective on Their Interactions
EditorsMeng Gao, Zifa Wang, Gregory Carmichael
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780128203958
ISBN (Print)9780128201237
Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2021

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Medicine(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • Air pollution
  • Climate change
  • Health


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