Motivators and Barriers to Incorporating Climate Change-Related Health Risks in Environmental Health Impact Assessment

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Shilu Tong; Lyle R. Turner; Des Connell; Katarzyna Alderman;
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
  • Journal: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,volume 10,issue 3,pages1,139-1,151 (issn: 1660-4601, eissn: 1660-4601)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3709309, doi: 10.3390/ijerph10031139
  • Subject: R | health indicators | focus group | data linkage | Medicine | environmental health impact assessment | Article | climate change | public policy
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Climate change presents risks to health that must be addressed by both decision-makers and public health researchers. Within the application of Environmental Health Impact Assessment (EHIA), there have been few attempts to incorporate climate change-related health risks... View more
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