Preventing cold-related morbidity and mortality in a changing climate.

  title={Preventing cold-related morbidity and mortality in a changing climate.},
  author={Kathryn C. Conlon and Nicholas B. Rajkovich and Jalonne L. White-Newsome and Larissa Larsen and Marie S. O'Neill},
  volume={69 3},
Winter weather patterns are anticipated to become more variable with increasing average global temperatures. Research shows that excess morbidity and mortality occurs during cold weather periods. We critically reviewed evidence relating temperature variability, health outcomes, and adaptation strategies to cold weather. Health outcomes included cardiovascular-, respiratory-, cerebrovascular-, and all-cause morbidity and mortality. Individual and contextual risk factors were assessed to… CONTINUE READING

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