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arbcombo -- Global Climate Change and Public Health: The Health Impacts of California Heat Waves.

Posted: 20 Jun 2007 12:19:21
The California Air Resources Board, the Office of Environmental
Health Hazard Assessment, and the California Department of
Public Health announce a public workshop: Global Climate Change
and Public Health:  The Health Impacts of California Heat Waves.
 The workshop will be held on July 30, 2007 from 1 to 5 PM in the
Byron Sher Auditorium, Cal EPA Building, 1001 I Street,
Sacramento, CA, 95814.

Topics to be addressed include:

-The history of heat waves in California

-The immediate and direct health effects of the heat wave of
July 2006

-Atmospheric model predictions of future ambient air temperature
changes and subsequent impacts on air quality in California

-Estimates of the effect of changes in temperature and air
pollution on death and disease in California

-Steps to reduce the public health effects: health surveillance,
heat warnings and mitigation strategies

-Review of indirect health consequences of climate change:
infectious disease, floods, wildfires, pesticide use

The workshop webcast will be available at this link:

There will be an opportunity for remote viewers to email
questions during the discussion period via email at:

More information is available at:

For more information, please contact Dr. Deborah Drechsler at
916-323-1526 or ddrechsl@arb.ca.gov.

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