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FROM VOLUME 9, NUMBER 8, AUGUST 1996
A major report by the World Health
Organization and other U.N. agencies, released at the Second Conference of
Parties in July 1996, warns that global warming and stratospheric ozone
depletion pose a serious threat to human health, and recommends precautionary
policies to reduce the risk. (See Reports/General Interest and Policy, this Digest
issue--Aug. 1996.) Topics discussed include heat stress, urban air
pollution, vector-borne diseases, agricultural productivity and human nutrition,
extreme weather events, sea level rise, and UV-B radiation. Implications for
research and monitoring are summarized.
Sources (all 1996): Chem. Eng. News, p. 12, July 15; Intl.
Environ. Rptr., p. 631, July 10; Time, pp. 56-57, July 8; Science
News, pp. 218-219, Apr. 6. New Scientist, p. 6, Jan. 20, discusses
the impact of ocean warming on the transmission of cholera, based on a paper by
Patz et al. (Global Climate Change Digest, Prof. Pubs./Impacts/Health
and Society, July 1996). The April 29 and May 21 issues of World Climate
Rep. (edited by Patrick Michaels for Western Fuels Assoc.) rebut many of the
health threats of concern.
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