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Potential changes in disease patterns and pharmaceutical use in response to climate change.

Redshaw CH, Stahl-Timmins WM, Fleming LE, Davidson I, Depledge MH - J Toxicol Environ Health B Crit Rev (2013)

Bottom Line: Climate-related environmental changes are associated with a rise in the incidence of chronic diseases already prevalent in the Northern Hemisphere, for example, cardiovascular disease and mental illness, leading to greater use of associated heavily used Western medications.As new disease threats emerge, substantially higher pharmaceutical use appears inevitable, especially of pharmaceuticals not commonly employed at present (e.g., antiprotozoals).The use of medications for the treatment of general symptoms (e.g., analgesics) will also rise.

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Affiliation: European Centre for Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter Medical School, Knowledge Spa, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom. clare.redshaw@plymouth.ac.uk

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Potential changes in disease patterns and pharmaceutical use in response to climate change.

Redshaw CH, Stahl-Timmins WM, Fleming LE, Davidson I, Depledge MH - J Toxicol Environ Health B Crit Rev (2013)

Climatic Conditions causing non-communicable Illnesses and Associated Pharmaceutical Treatments (color figure available online).
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
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Figure 2: Climatic Conditions causing non-communicable Illnesses and Associated Pharmaceutical Treatments (color figure available online).
Mentions: Key to Link Diagrams (Figures 2–4) (color figure available online).

Bottom Line: Climate-related environmental changes are associated with a rise in the incidence of chronic diseases already prevalent in the Northern Hemisphere, for example, cardiovascular disease and mental illness, leading to greater use of associated heavily used Western medications.As new disease threats emerge, substantially higher pharmaceutical use appears inevitable, especially of pharmaceuticals not commonly employed at present (e.g., antiprotozoals).The use of medications for the treatment of general symptoms (e.g., analgesics) will also rise.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: European Centre for Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter Medical School, Knowledge Spa, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom. clare.redshaw@plymouth.ac.uk

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Related in: MedlinePlus