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Bell et al. 2016

Bell, J.E., S.C. Herring, L. Jantarasami, C. Adrianopoli, K. Benedict, K. Conlon, V. Escobar, J. Hess, J. Luvall, C. Pérez García-Pando, D. Quattrochi, J. Runkle, and C.J. Schreck, III, 2016: Ch. 4: Impacts of extreme events on human health. In The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment. A. Crimmins, J. Balbus, J.L. Gamble, C.B. Beard, J.E. Bell, D. Dodgen, R.J. Eisen, N. Fann, M.D. Hawkins, S.C. Herring, L. Jantarasami, D.M. Mills, S. Saha, M.C. Sarofim, J. Trtanj, and L. Ziska, Eds. U.S. Global Change Research Program, pp. 99-128, doi:10.7930/J0BZ63ZV.

Health impacts associated with climate-related changes in exposure to extreme events include death, injury, or illness; exacerbation of underlying medical conditions; and adverse effects on mental health. Climate change will increase exposure risk in some regions of the United States due to projected increases in the frequency and/or intensity of drought, wildfires, and flooding related to extreme precipitation and hurricanes.

Many types of extreme events related to climate change cause disruption of infrastructure, including power, water, transportation, and communication systems, that are essential to maintaining access to health care and emergency response services and safeguarding human health.

Coastal populations with greater vulnerability to health impacts from coastal flooding include persons with disabilities or other access and functional needs, certain populations of color, older adults, pregnant women and children, low-income populations, and some occupational groups. Climate change will increase exposure risk to coastal flooding due to increases in extreme precipitation and in hurricane intensity and rainfall rates, as well as sea level rise and the resulting increases in storm surge.

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@inbook{be01200v,
  author={Bell, J. E. and Herring, S. C. and Jantarasami, L. and Adrianopoli, C. and Benedict, K. and Conlon, K. and Escobar, V. and Hess, J. and Luvall, J. and Pérez García-Pando, C. and Quattrochi, D. and Runkle, J. and Schreck, III, C. J.},
  editor={Crimmins, A. and Balbus, J. and Gamble, J. L. and Beard, C. B. and Bell, J. E. and Dodgen, D. and Eisen, R. J. and Fann, N. and Hawkins, M. D. and Herring, S. C. and Jantarasami, L. and Mills, D. M. and Saha, S. and Sarofim, M. C. and Trtanj, J. and Ziska, L.},
  title={Ch. 4: Impacts of extreme events on human health},
  booktitle={The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment},
  year={2016},
  pages={99--128},
  publisher={U.S. Global Change Research Program},
  address={Washington, D.C.},
  doi={10.7930/J0BZ63ZV},
}

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RIS Citation

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AU  - Bell, J. E.
AU  - Herring, S. C.
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AU  - Adrianopoli, C.
AU  - Benedict, K.
AU  - Conlon, K.
AU  - Escobar, V.
AU  - Hess, J.
AU  - Luvall, J.
AU  - Pérez García-Pando, C.
AU  - Quattrochi, D.
AU  - Runkle, J.
AU  - Schreck, C. J., III
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ED  - Gamble, J. L.
ED  - Beard, C. B.
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ED  - Dodgen, D.
ED  - Eisen, R. J.
ED  - Fann, N.
ED  - Hawkins, M. D.
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ED  - Saha, S.
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ED  - Trtanj, J.
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BT  - The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment
SP  - 99
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DO  - 10.7930/J0BZ63ZV
PB  - U.S. Global Change Research Program
CY  - Washington, D.C.
ER  -

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