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Volume 2022, Issue 2
  • EISSN: 2220-2749

Abstract

Global climate change exposes workers to increased air temperature, polluted air, and ultraviolet radiation due to ozone depletion, increased extreme weather events, and evolving patterns of vectorborne diseases. These climate change hazards are causing acute and chronic health problems to workers. The occupational distribution of the population is the most vulnerable to the negative impacts of climate change worldwide. Climate change-related adverse health hazards to the general population is getting evident around the globe. A limited focus has been made on developing a relationship between climate change and related occupational health hazards. This policy paper aims to guide health officials and policymakers to develop a climate change mitigation policy for the occupational distribution of the population. Absolute magnitude determination of climate changerelated health risks is essential to developing projecting models and predicting future hazards and risks. These models will help us to estimate climate change and environmental exposure, susceptibility of the exposed population, and capacity of public health practice and services to reduce climate change impact. Adaptation policies in international, national, and local occupational settings are required to acclimatize the workers and mitigate climate change-related adverse effects.

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