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NCCEH Student Project Award 2015 - E Marshall-Catlin

The interactive effects of poor air quality and extreme heat on health

E Marshall-Catlin
Queen's University: Master of Public Health

  • Extreme heat and poor air quality have independently been associated with increased morbidity and mortality
  • These events are increasing in intensity and frequency due to climate change
  • The synergistic effects of heat and air quality have been studied on a time series scale, with inconclusive results
  • There remains a gap in research in spatial studies, as well as a gap in knowledge to recommend policy changes and procedures