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Global Change & Human Health
Global Change Hum Health

ISSN (printed): 1389-5702. ISSN (electronic): 1573-7314.

The health impact assessment of global changes is a new and rapidly emerging scientific field. The rate and scale of socio-economical technological and environmental change in today's world is without precedent. Increasingly the health of human populations is influenced by these large-scale changes including amongst others climate change stratospheric ozone depletion loss of biodiversity emergence of genetic resistance the increasing gap between the rich and poor widespread air pollution world-wide urbanisation and mass migration of people due to war or natural disasters. Research and publications on this theme are scattered and the conceptual and methodological development needed for assessing these 'global' health risks is lacking. Also policy makers need a clearer picture of the anticipated impacts. In order to fill the need to structure current scientific evidence and research methodology development and the clear and concise presentation of the scientific developments to policy makers Global Change & Human Health: Reviews on Globalisation Environmental Change and Health (GCHH) aims to bridge the gaps between the various scientific communities e.g. epidemiologists sociologists entomologists climatologists medical doctors etc. The journal should therefore provide a platform for discussion between the different scientific communities and between science and policy making. To do this the journal will provide a fresh approach to the field by presenting review articles and related scientific news highlights prepared in such a manner to be accessible and informative to the entire scientific community working in this field as well as for policy makers.

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