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Climate Change and Human Health Impacts in the United States: An Update on the Results of the U.S. National Assessment
The health sector component of the first U.S. National Assessment, published in 2000, synthesized the anticipated health impacts of climate variability and change for five categories of healthExpand
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Winter mortality in a warming climate: a reassessment
In temperate climates, mortality is higher in the winter than the summer. Most wintertime deaths are attributed to cardiovascular and respiratory disease, with hypothermia from extreme coldExpand
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An Examination of Climate Change on Extreme Heat Events and Climate–Mortality Relationships in Large U.S. Cities
This study examines the impact of a changing climate on heat-related mortality in 40 large cities in the United States. A synoptic climatological procedure, the spatial synoptic classification, isExpand
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An evaluation of the progress in reducing heat-related human mortality in major U.S. cities
This study estimates the excess mortality attributable to excessive heat events (EHEs) for forty major U.S. cities during 1975–1995 and 1975–2004. We calculate these results using the spatialExpand
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The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment
Contributing Authors David R. Easterling National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Kristie L. Ebi University of Washington Jeremy Hess University of Washington Kenneth E. Kunkel CooperativeExpand
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A fresh look at the benefits and costs of the US acid rain program.
The US Acid Rain Program (Title IV of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments) has achieved substantial reductions in emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) from power plants in theExpand
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Climate Change, Extreme Weather Events, and US Health Impacts: What Can We Say?
  • D. Mills
  • Medicine
  • Journal of occupational and environmental…
  • 1 January 2009
Objective: Address how climate change impacts on a group of extreme weather events could affect US public health. Methods: A literature review summarizes arguments for, and evidence of, a climateExpand
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Air pollution and respiratory symptoms: results from three panel studies in Bangkok, Thailand.
Several studies in North American cities have reported associations between air pollution and respiratory symptoms. Replicating these studies in cities with very different population and weatherExpand
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Analog European Heat Waves for U.S. Cities to Analyze Impacts on Heat-Related Mortality
Abstract Europe experienced an unprecedented excessive heat event (EHE) in 2003, raising the question: What if a similar EHE were experienced in U.S. cities? This study used an airmass-basedExpand
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