The Role of Extreme Weather and Climate-Related Events on Asthma Outcomes

Andrew Rorie, Jill A. Poole

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Abstract

Extreme weather and climate events are likely to increase in frequency and severity as a consequence of global climate change. These are events that can include flooding rains, prolonged heat waves, drought, wildfires, hurricanes, severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, storm surge, and coastal flooding. It is important to consider these events as they are not merely meteorologic occurrences but are linked to our health. We aim to address how these events are interconnected with asthma outcomes associated with thunderstorm asthma, pollen production, mold infestation from flooding events, and poor air quality during wildfires.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-84
Number of pages12
JournalImmunology and Allergy Clinics of North America
Volume41
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2021

Keywords

  • Asthma
  • Drought
  • Flooding
  • Hurricane
  • Mold
  • Pollen
  • Thunderstorm asthma
  • Wildfire

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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