Climate change and human health
TORONTO, May 12 /CNW/ – Pollution Probe has released a new report on
Climate Change and Human Health.
The report, seventh in a series of primers on topical environmental
issues and solutions, tells Canadians about the health consequences of climate
change. A number of threats to human health are identified, including more
frequent temperature and weather extremes, longer and more damaging air
pollution episodes, contamination of food and water supplies, new vector-borne
and rodent-borne infectious diseases, and increased depletion of the Earth's
protective ozone layer.