Exploring the relationship between high temperatures and cardiovascular disease-related morbidity and mortality: Differences across vulnerable groups and geographic areas in Canada

Hot temperatures are a risk to people and their health, and often lead to health problems and deaths related to cardiovascular disease, such as heart disease and stroke. The objective of this project is to look at how hot temperatures affect the heart health of Canadians. There is limited research focusing on the effect of…

Climate Change and Children’s Health: Exploring Temperature Extremes and Paediatric Emergency Room Visits in London, Canada

One consequence of climate change is the anticipated increased frequency, variability, and length of temperature extremes. These events have measured effects on the population, not limited to direct injury and death from extreme weather events, water contamination and gastrointestinal illness, and heat-stress. Children are among the most vulnerable groups for these adverse health outcomes related…

Longitudinal Effects of Neighbourhood Environmental Factors on Children’s Health: Development of the Paediatric Healthy Living Index for Southwestern Ontario

Certain groups of children in our region, such as those from low-income families or children from certain ethno-cultural minority groups, face greater health problems compared to other children. The processes in which children gain advantages and disadvantages during childhood and then throughout life are affected by factors within their social, built, and natural environments. Neighbourhood…

Climate Change-related Health Inequalities in Canada: How Hot Temperatures Affect Vulnerable Groups Living in Large Urban Centres

Climate change is expected to result in an increase in hot temperatures (e.g., the number of hot days in the summer), and these changes can result in poorer health. As a result, there is a need for research on how climate change affects people differently depending on factors such as age (i.e., for children and…