Special Issue "Health Effects of Air Pollution and Climate Change on Vulnerable Groups"
A special issue of Biology (ISSN 2079-7737).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 1927
Interests: climate change; environmental epidemiology; global health
Interests: climate change; air pollution; health risk assessment
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Air pollution and climate change are major environmental concerns worldwide, which affect the health of almost all humans. Vulnerable groups, including women, children, the elderly, sufferers of chronic diseases, low SES groups, etc., are the most impacted by these issues. Gaining an improved understanding of how air pollution and climate change affect human health, especially in vulnerable groups, will aid in better informing public health interventions and environmental policies.
This Special Issue focuses on empirical studies that aim to provide novel evidence on the potential pathways and mechanisms of the impact of air pollution and climate change on public health. The research topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Direct and indirect approaches to reduce the effects of air pollution/climate change on public health;
- Interaction effect of air pollutants and climatic factors on health;
- Biomarkers of air pollution or extreme temperature exposure;
- Vulnerability assessment of the health effects of air pollution/climate change;
- Health co-benefits assessment for climate actions.
This Special Issue will include reviews and research articles, including epidemiological studies, experimental studies, etc.
Prof. Dr. Cunrui Huang
Dr. Wenjun Ma
Dr. Qiong Wang
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- climate change
- air pollution
- mediation effect