Heat Exposure and Human Health in the Context of Climate Change

Heat Exposure and Human Health in the Context of Climate Change

1st Edition - September 1, 2022

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  • Authors: Yuming Guo, Shanshan Li
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128190807

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Heat Exposure and Human Health in the Context of Climate Change introduces the effects of heat on human health, especially in the context of climate change. The book utilizes case studies in addition to foundational knowledge and theory to demonstrate the epidemiological impact of heat, also presenting solutions for addressing this important public health issue. It is clearly organized to aid in understanding key questions such as why and how heat exposure impacts health, who are most vulnerable to heat exposure, and how to reduce the impacts of heat exposure. Providing guidance on public policy development as well as individual protection, this book is an interdisciplinary resource for researchers and policymakers in both public health and environmental science fields.

Key Features

  • Presents the most up-to-date knowledge on an important public health topic in the context of climate change
  • Provides guidance to government, public agencies, health workers, community organizers and environmental agencies to reduce the health impacts of heat exposure
  • Covers theory, epidemiology, environmental considerations and public health, utilizing foundational knowledge, literature reviews and case studies


Researchers in public health and others working in health policy, urban planning, health resources, children and elderly care, environmental protection, health promotion, and climate change mitigation and policy

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. The change of heat exposure in the context of climate change
    3. The biologic mechanism for heat exposure and human health
    4. Heat exposure and children health 5. Heat exposure and elderly health
    6. Heat exposure and occupational health
    7. Heat exposure and cardiorespiratory health
    8. Heat exposure and mental health
    9. Heat exposure and transmission of infectious diseases
    10. Geographic variation in impacts of heat exposure on human health
    11. Temporal variation in impacts of heat exposure on human health
    12. Strategies to reduce the impacts of heat exposure on human health

Product details

  • No. of pages: 375
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: September 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128190807

About the Authors

Yuming Guo

Associate professor Yuming Guo is the head of the Climate & Air Quality Research Unit in Monash University, Australia. His research interests focus on the health impacts of global climate change, extreme weather, and air pollution. He is honorary professor at University of Queensland and adjunct professor at University of Oulu, Jinan University, and Chongqing Medical University. His work was awarded the Best Environmental Paper by International Society of Environmental Epidemiology and he is awarded Best Young Scientist by the Lancet-CAMS Committee. He has published extensively (over 100 high quality papers in the last five years) in prestigious international journals including the highest-ranked journals. He is a member of Think Tank for Climate Change and Human Health in Australia. He sits in many research grant review committees and editorial board of Environmental Health Perspectives, Environment International, PeerJ, and Annals of Cancer Epidemiology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Head of Climate and Air Quality Research Unit, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Shanshan Li

Dr Shanshan Li is a research fellow in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. She has a strong background in both public health and medicine. She is an environmental epidemiologist and biostatistician with special focuses on atmospheric environmental health and extensive child health issues. She has published broadly in high-ranked topic relevant journals, and as chief investigator successfully secured competitive grants. She is a peer reviewer of various grant schemes and a number of prestigious international journals. She has worked with Chinese government agencies (Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, and CDC), numerous universities/research institutes across the world, and UNICEF. Most of her work involves collaborations with research groups across the globe, and she continues to develop broader and stronger linkages with colleagues within Australia and internationally.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Fellow, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

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