Hot off the Press | Human Health in a Changing Climate: A Canadian Assessment of Vulnerabilities and Adaptive Capacity

Released July 31st, 2008

Climate change is expected to increase risks to the health of
Canadians through many pathways: the food they eat, the
air they breathe, the water they drink, and their exposure
to extreme weather events and infectious diseases found
in nature. Adaptation helps us prepare now for the expected
changes by taking proactive actions to minimize risks.
Understanding existing health vulnerabilities in society
and among specific population groups allows decision
makers within and outside of the health sector to target
their resources, policies and program priorities in order to
better protect Canadians. The following points represent
key conclusions from this assessment of risks to health
from climate change.



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