Climate Change and Human Health

  • Zev Dayan UBC Medical Student


Climate changes are known to have a direct interplay on various aspects on human health. It is the role of healthcare professionals to be equipped with the knowledge to tailor patient care to account for these changes, and also adapt practices to decrease the environmental footprint caused by the medical field. This review aims to consolidate some of the most profound ways that climate changes impact health and wellbeing. A literature search was conducted using a series of online databases. Major themes that arose include climate change’s impact on food security, migration, air quality, and infectious diseases. This overview aims to explore these themes, highlight which populations are at particular risk, and also provide recommendations for practicing healthcare professionals.