Title

Climate Change and Heatwaves in Australia: A ResearchOpportunity for Environmental Health Officers?

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Environmental Health Australia

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Exercise, Biomedical and Health Science

RAS ID

8163

Comments

Originally published as: Oosthuizen, J. (2009). Climate Change and Heatwaves in Australia: A Research Opportunity for Environmental Health Officers?. Environmental Health, 9(3/4), 11. Original article available here

Abstract

Climate change and the predicted increase in the frequency and severity of heatwaves and heat-related deaths is an area of particular concern in Australia. The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has listed health challenges of climate change as one of its strategic plans and special plan initiatives for funding. It has become important for public health institutions to develop their capacity to predict and respond to heatwaves. The frequency and severity of heatwaves are likely to increase over the next few years and there are a number of research opportunities for environmental health officers which might lead to appropriate public health interventions.

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