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Impacts of climate change on indirect human exposure to pathogens and chemicals from agriculture

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  • Alistair B A Boxall
  • Anthony Hardy
  • Sabine Beulke
  • Tatiana Boucard
  • Laura Burgin
  • Peter D Falloon
  • Philip M Haygarth
  • Thomas Hutchinson
  • R Sari Kovats
  • Giovanni Leonardi
  • Leonard S Levy
  • Gordon Nichols
  • Simon A Parsons
  • Laura Potts
  • David Stone
  • Edward Topp
  • David B Turley
  • Kerry Walsh
  • Elizabeth M H Wellington
  • Richard J Williams
Journal publication date10/12/2008
JournalEnvironmental Health Perspectives
Journal number4
Volume117
Number of pages7
Pages508-514
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Climate change is likely to affect the nature of pathogens and chemicals in the environment and their fate and transport. Future risks of pathogens and chemicals could therefore be very different from those of today. In this review, we assess the implications of climate change for changes in human exposures to pathogens and chemicals in agricultural systems in the United Kingdom and discuss the subsequent effects on health impacts.