February 28, 2007
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A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 6, NUMBER 12, DECEMBER 1993
IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE: HUMAN HEALTH
from World Resour. Rev., 5(2), June 1993:
"Impact of Ozone Depletion on Immune Function," A.
Jeevan (Dept. Immunol., Univ. Texas, Houston TX 77030), M.L.
Kripke, 141-155. Reviews studies which show that exposure of the
skin to higher levels of UV-B radiation can alter immune
responses and cause an increase in skin cancers and melanomas,
contact allergy reactions to chemicals, delayed-type
hypersensitivity responses, and the incidence or severity of
certain infectious diseases.
"Algal Blooms and Public Health," P.R. Epstein
(Harvard Med. Sch., Cambridge MA 02139), 190-206. Algal growth
due to increased nitrogen, phosphorus and warming affect marine
microflora and aquatic plants, which appear to be reservoirs for
enteric pathogens. The pattern of cholera in the Western
Hemisphere suggests that expansion of algal blooms have already
begun to influence the epidemiology of this disease.
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