Environmental Health Resources

Physicians are often tasked with treating patients who have been impacted by the environment. A list of relevant resources to support you in your practice has been compiled by the auspices of the OCFP's Environmental Health Committee 2015-16.

Resources and Links

Climate Change

Synthesis Report - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Canada in a Changing Climate: Sector Perspectives on Impacts and Adaptation - Natural Resources Canada
Ontario's Climate Change Update - Government of Ontario
Feeling the Heat - Environmental Commissioner of Ontario

Health Impacts of Climate Change

International Impacts

Environment and Health: 2. Global Climate Change and Health: Review - Canadian Medical Association Journal
Climate Change, Human Health and Epidemiological Transition - Preventative Medicine
Globalization, Climate Change and Human Health - New England Journal of Medicine
Health Effects of Climate Change - Ontario College of Family Physicians
Safeguarding Human Health in the Anthropocene Epoch - The Lancet
Spotlight on Climate Change Series - British Medical Journal

Canadian Impacts

Addressing the Health Effects of Climate Change: Physicians are Key - Ontario College of Family Physicians
Assessment of Vulnerability to the Health Impacts of Climate Change in Middlesex-London - Middlesex-London Health Unit
Climate Change and Human Health - Canadian Medical Association
Climate Change and Public Health Factsheets - Public Health Agency of Canada

Health Effects of Climate Change

Heat

A Spatial Analysis of Heat Stress Related Emergency Room Visits in Rural Southern Ontario During Heat Waves - BioMed Central
Extreme Heat Events - MacHealth
Extreme Heat Events Guidelines: Technical Guide for Health Care Workers - Health Canada
Extreme Heat Events Guidelines: User Guide for Health Care Workers and Health Administrators - Health Canada
Heat Stress in Older Individuals and Patients with Common Chronic Diseases - Canadian Medical Association Journal
Practical Strategies for Prevention and Treatment of Heat-Induced Illness - Canadian Family Physician
Systematic Review: How Efficacious and How Practical are Personal Health Protection Measures Recommended to Reduce Morbidity and Mortality During Heat Episodes? - National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health

Extreme Weather

Changes in the Frequency and Intensity of Extreme Temperature Events and Human Health Concerns - Current Climate Change Reports
Extreme Weather: The Fallout After the Storm - Public Health Ontario

Air Pollution

Adverse Cardiovascular Effects of Exposure to Short-Term Air Pollution: Measures to Protect Populations at Risk - National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health
Air Pollution and Primary Care Medicine - Physicians for Social Responsibility
Air Quality - Government of Canada
Air Quality Resources for Health Professionals - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Clearing the Air: A Review of the Effects of Particulate Matter Air Pollution on Human Health - Journal of Medical Toxicology
Health Effects of Air Pollution - Canadian Public Health Agency
Health Effects of Outdoor Air Pollution - Canadian Family Physician
Ontario's Air Quality Health Index - Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
Smog/Air Pollution - Ontario Medical Association
What Health Professionals Should Know about the Health Effects of Air Pollution and Climate Change on Children and Pregnant Mothers - Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research

Vector-Borne Diseases

Climate Change and Infectious Diseases in North America: The Road Ahead - Canadian Medical Association Journal
Vector-Borne Diseases: 2014 Summary Report - Public Health Ontario

Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease - Government of Canada
Lyme Disease Resources - Public Health Ontario
Surveillance for Lyme Disease in Canada, 2009 - 2012 - Public Health Agency of Canada
Technical Report: Update on Lyme Disease Prevention and Control - Public Health Ontario


Malaria

Canadian Recommendations for the Prevention and Treatment of Malaria Among International Travellers - Public Health Agency of Canada
Climate Change and Malaria in Canada: A Systems Approach - Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases
Malaria: Review - Canadian Medical Association Journal


Water-Borne Diseases

Infectious Disease Outbreaks Related to Drinking Water in Canada, 1974 - 2001 - Canadian Journal of Public Health
Vulnerability of Waterborne Diseases to Climate Change in Canada: A Review - Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health