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Global warming and Australian public health: reasons to be concerned

Peng Bi and Arthur Saniotis

Australian Health Review 33(4) 611 - 617
Published: 2009


Studies in global warming and climate change indicate that human populations will be deleteriously affected in the future. Studies forecast that Australia will experience increasing heat waves and droughts. Heat stress caused by frequent heat waves will have a marked effect on older Australians due to physiological and pharmacological factors. In this paper we present an overview of some of the foreseeable issues which older Australians will face from a public health perspective.

© AHHA 2009

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