Climate change and health
- Sponsored by: Institute of Epidemiology II, Helmholz Zentrum München
- Faculty Lead: Prof. Donna Ankerst
- Project Lead: Dr. Ricardo Acevedo Cabra
- Semester: Summer 2017
Climate change has evident impact on polar ice caps, crops, forests, etc. But, what about its impact on the health of humans?
In a prospective panel study in Augsburg, Germany, individuals with type 2 diabetes (T2D) or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and individuals without T2D or IGT were recruited. Between March 19th 2007 and December 17th 2008, participants were invited to take part in up to eight examinations scheduled every four to six weeks. During the same period, hourly means of several air pollutant and meteorological variables were measured. The goal of the project ist to develop a statistical method that links air pollution and weather measurements to type 2 diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance. For detailed info read Infos.pdf.
The results of this project were summarized in a presentation Climate Change and health.pdf and explained in detail in the final documentation Climate change and health Documentation.pdf