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Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

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Project • CRRP2016-10MY-Huang

Assessing the health effects of extreme temperatures and the development of adaptation strategies to climate change in the Asia-Pacific region

The health effects of extreme temperatures are the most significant source of weather-related public health problems. They are also the most direct and well-understood impact of climate change on human health. This project aims to: (1) quantify the total mortality burden attributable to non-optimum ambient temperature in China, Vietnam, Thailand and Bangladesh; (2) examine whether temperature-related health risks varied according to individual and community characteristics; and (3) formulate local adaptation strategies for dealing with temperature-related health effects and reduce vulnerability. The project will have the potential to make a significant contribution to protecting the health of present and future generations in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Project publications

Peer-reviewed publication • 2020

Evaluating the effectiveness of laborer protection policy on occupational injuries caused by extreme heat in a large subtropical city of China

Peer-reviewed publication • 2019

Assessing the health effects of extreme temperature and development of adaptation strategies to climate change in selected countries in the Asia-Pacific region

Report • 2019

Project Final Report: CRRP2016-10MY-Huang

Peer-reviewed publication • 2019

Estimation of work-related injury and economic burden attributable to heat stress in Guangzhou, China

Peer-reviewed publication • 2019

Modification effects of population expansion, ageing, and adaptation on heat-related mortality risks under different climate change scenarios in Guangzhou, China

Peer-reviewed publication • 2019

Preparing the next generation of health professionals to tackle climate change: Are China’s medical students ready?

Book / book chapter • 2019

Public Health Adaptation to Heat Waves in Response to Climate Change in China

Peer-reviewed publication • 2019

Effects of extreme temperatures on mortality and hospitalization in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Peer-reviewed publication • 2019

Effects of heat on first-ever strokes and the effect modification of atmospheric pressure: A time-series study in Shenzhen, China

Peer-reviewed publication • 2018

Does hot weather affect work-related injury? A case-crossover study in Guangzhou, China

Peer-reviewed publication • 2018

Mortality burden attributable to heatwaves in Thailand: A systematic assessment incorporating evidence-based lag structure

Peer-reviewed publication • 2018

Spatial variation of heat-related morbidity: A hierarchical Bayesian analysis in multiple districts of the Mekong Delta Region

Peer-reviewed publication • 2017

Heatwave and risk of hospitalization: A multi-province study in Vietnam

Peer-reviewed publication • 2017

Environmental ambient temperature and blood pressure in adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Peer-reviewed publication • 2017

Humidity may modify the relationship between temperature and cardiovascular mortality in Zhejiang Province, China

Presentation • 2017

Temperature variability may trigger spontaneous early delivery in Shenzhen, China: A case-crossover study

Presentation • 2017

Association between high temperature and work-related injuries in Guangzhou, China

Peer-reviewed publication • 2017

Interaction of Air Pollutants and Meteorological Factors on Birth Weight in Shenzhen, China