• Vol. 35 No. 8, 517–522
  • 15 August 2006

Environmental Planning and Urban Health



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Environmental exposures to the adverse effects from climate change are expected to increase for many urban populations in the United States during the next 50 years, potentially due to increased summertime heat stress, increased ambient ozone concentrations, and other pathways such as increased vector- and water-borne disease. Vulnerable elderly and low-income populations will be most affected by these effects, and we need research that focuses on the disparities in climate and health outcomes for urban populations.

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