Effects of global climate change on health of occupational populations: a review

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Abstract

Climate change has become one of the most serious challenges for human society in the 21st century. Due to the particularity of their own, occupational workers are more affected by climate change, which can cause disease, injury and even death. More importantly, climate change can indirectly lead to the reduction of work time and a decrease in labor productivity, which affects the social and economic development. Until now, studies on the impact of climate change on health in China have mainly focused on the general population rather than occupational workers. In order to raise concern and awareness of the relationship between climate change and occupational health, this research aims to review how climate change could affect occupational health and what pathways are. We also put forward some policy suggestions on the future research directions and the prevention and control measures.

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  • Sun Yat-sen University
Research areas and keywords

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  • Work Sciences

Keywords

  • Climate change, heat stress, Occupational Health, labor productivity
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
JournalChinese Journal of Public Health
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes