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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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FEO, Oscar et al. Climate change and health in Andean region. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2009, vol.26, n.1, pp.83-92. ISSN 1726-4634.

We present a short summary of the root causes that contribute to global warming and a host of evidence of the reality that affects us; such as: raising the temperature of the earth, melting glaciers, rising ocean level, increases the frequency and intensity of weather events, all as a result of the unusual accumulation of greenhouse gases, as product of human activity. There are implications that directly or indirectly, the climate change has to health in particular for Andean countries; such as: disorders linked to the availability and quality of water and food, respiratory disease, vector-borne infections, cancer and pathologies chronic degenerative tables associated with climatic disasters and extreme temperatures. Finally we review proposals and courses of action.

Keywords : Environmental health; Grenhouse effect; Climate effects; Andean ecosystem.

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