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Respiratory Medicine

Climate Change and Global Public Health

Editors: Pinkerton, Kent E., Rom, William N. (Eds.)

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  • Addresses direct and indirect adverse impacts on respiratory health as a result of climate change
  • Fully updated edition with seven new chapters on topics such as climate adaptation and the role of the physician as climate advocate
  • Contributors are domestic and international experts on respiratory health and climate change
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About this book

This book is a guide to the research, findings, and discussions of US and international experts on climate change and respiratory health. Since the publication of the first edition, climate change has been increasingly acknowledged as being directly related to the prevalence and incidence of respiratory morbidity. Evidence is increasing that climate change does drive respiratory disease onset and exacerbation as a result of increased ambient and indoor air pollution, desertification, heat stress, wildfires, and the geographic and temporal spread of pollens, molds and infectious agents. 

This second edition is fully updated to include the latest research by international experts on topics such as heat waves causing critical care-related diseases, climate-driven air pollution increases, and high-level ozone and ozone exposure linked to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, and acute lower respiratory infection. Seven new chapters have also been added on extreme weather and agricultural safety in California; desert dust effects on lung health; climate policy and the EPA; California's integrated approach to air quality and climate change; integrating climate change, the environment, and sustainability themes into professional health science courses; and the role of the physician as climate advocate. This is an ideal guide for all pulmonologists and health professionals treating patients with pulmonary disease.

About the authors

Kent E. Pinkerton, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine and Professor In-Residence, Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Cell Biology, School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis.  He is also Director of the Center for Health and the Environment at the John Muir Institute of the Environment.  Dr. Pinkerton’s research is on health effects of environmental air pollutants on lung structure and function, the interaction of gases and airborne particles within specific sites and cell populations of the lungs in acute and chronic lung injury, and the effects of environmental tobacco smoke on lung growth and development.  He is also a member of the Assembly for Environmental and Occupational Health of the American Thoracic Society.

William N. Rom, MD, MPH, is the Sol and Judith Bergstein Professor of Medicine and Environmental Medicine, Emeritus.  He is currently Research Scientist at NYU School of Global Public Health.  He teaches Climate Change and Global Public Health and Environmental Health in a Global World.  He is the former Director of the NYU Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine and Bellevue Chest Service (1989-2014). The Division has 75 full-time faculty and over 25 fellows. His research is on early detection of lung cancer, environmental lung disease, TB/AIDS, and air pollution. He and his faculty have been awarded over $142M in NIH and CDC grants over the years. He is editor of 4 editions of Environmental and Occupational Medicine and 2 editions of Tuberculosis. He has published over 350 peer reviewed articles. He was Founder and former Chair of the American Thoracic Society's Environmental Health Policy Committee that advocates science-based air pollution standards. He has been a Fellow in the Department of Interior on National Parks and was a Senior Investigator at the NHLBI, NIH for 6 years deciphering the mechanisms of asbestosis. He was a Legislative Fellow for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and wrote the Family Asthma Bill, the Caribbean Wilderness Act, World Trade Center health-related dust programs, and the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Bill. He was the Founder and Director of the Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health at the University of Utah.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

Table of contents (29 chapters)
  • Introduction: Consequences of Global Warming to Planetary and Human Health

    Pages 1-33

    Rom, William N. (et al.)

  • Climate Variability and Change Data and Information for Global Public Health

    Pages 35-49

    Trtanj, Juli M. (et al.)

  • Climate Change: Updates on Recent Global and United States Temperature Anomalies and Impacts to Water, Forests, and Environmental Health

    Pages 51-74

    Levinson, David H. (et al.)

  • Eyewitness to Climate Change

    Pages 75-89

    Steger, Will (et al.)

  • Arctic Connections to Global Warming and Health

    Pages 91-110

    Jorgenson, M. Torre (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-54746-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-54745-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climate Change and Global Public Health
Editors
  • Kent E. Pinkerton
  • William N. Rom
Series Title
Respiratory Medicine
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-54746-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-54746-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-54745-5
Series ISSN
2197-7372
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XV, 605
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 103 illustrations in colour
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