Special challenges for public health with climate change and aging populations: Waterborne illness - 20th Annual John K. Friesen Conference - Growing Old in a Changing Climate: Exploring the Interface Between Population Aging and Global Warming (2011)

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2011-05
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Aged
Aging
British Columbia
Canada
Chronic disease
Climate change
Demographics
Demography
Friesen2011
Friesen Conference
Gerontology
Gerontology Research Centre
Global warming
Health
Public health
Abstract: 

This video clip comprises the four presentations of Panel Session 4, “Preparing Aging Populations for Climate Change in British Columbia and Beyond” held at the 20th Annual John K. Friesen Conference, "Growing Old in a Changing Climate: Exploring the Interface Between Population Aging and Global Warming," MAY 25-26, 2011, Vancouver, BC. Dr. Tim Takaro "Special challenges for public health with climate change and aging populations: Waterborne illness" - Climate change is causing public health to pay special attention to the adaptive capacity of vulnerable populations. Seniors are at increased risk for health effects from climate change for several reasons such as reduced physiologic capacity to respond to heat and low income. They may also be at increased risk of waterborne infectious disease due to the diminished immune function in aging populations. This presentation will explore several potential public health responses to these vulnerabilities for seniors.

 

We also gratefully acknowledge a grant from the SFU Library's Scholarly Digitization Fund for videography and post-production editing.

 

See webpage for more information on the 20th Annual John K. Friesen Conference: http://www.sfu.ca/grc/friesen/friesen2011/

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approx. 90 min. for entire Panel Session. Video displays using QuickTime (PLEASE NOTE: There is an approx. 30 second delay for the video to begin)

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English
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