Impact of climate change on non-communicable diseases

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Building upon our collection on the contribution of climate change to the spread of infectious diseases, we are now also calling for articles examining the impact of climate change on non-communicable diseases.

Climate change alters the risks of chronic diseases through affecting dietary, environmental and lifestyle factors. For instance, higher environmental exposures to air pollution, ultraviolet radiation, agricultural chemicals, and infectious agents are linked to long term diseases such as asthma and cancer. Disruptions caused by extreme weather events have healthcare implications for patients with long-term treatment needs. 

This collection brings together in one place articles outlining those chronic diseases that are likely to increase due to the effects of climate change. We include key research published in the journals: British Journal of CancerCancer Causes & ControlEnvironmental HealthJournal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology and Supportive Care in Cancer. The editors welcome future submissions to expand this collection further.

To submit, see the participating journals