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Ambient Temperature and Health in China

  • Hualiang Lin
  • Wenjun Ma
  • Qiyong Liu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Changke Wang, Lin Zhao
    Pages 1-12
  3. Xiaojie Wang, Zengliang Ruan, Yin Yang, Siqi Ai, Lingli Zhang, Xiangyan Sun et al.
    Pages 13-25
  4. Jun Yang, Junliang Wu, Mengmeng Li, Boguang Wang
    Pages 27-58
  5. Xiaobo Liu, Jimin Sun, Xiaodong Liu, Jingchun Fan, Yanlin Niu, Lingling Lang et al.
    Pages 75-93
  6. Minshan Lu, Xuan Zhao, Dongmei Wei, Jiaying Zhang, Yusi Li, Jianrong He et al.
    Pages 95-103
  7. Yixuan Jiang, Renjie Chen, Haidong Kan
    Pages 105-116
  8. Tiantian Li, Zhiying Sun, Yi Zhang, Chen Chen, Jie Ban
    Pages 117-130
  9. Qi Zhao, Kejia Hu, Shanshan Li, Yuming Guo
    Pages 131-151
  10. Tao Liu, Xing Li, Jianpeng Xiao, Weilin Zeng, Xin Liu, Baixiang Feng et al.
    Pages 153-169
  11. Yiling He, Rui Ma, Meng Ren, Wenmin Liao, Na Zhang, Yanan Su et al.
    Pages 171-190
  12. Wenjun Ma, Jianpeng Xiao, Xing Li, Tao Liu, Weilin Zeng, Ruoxi Zhong
    Pages 191-196

About this book


This book focuses on the Chinese health impact induced by ambient temperature variation, especially the epidemiology-based exposure-response relationship with the mortality and morbidity from respiratory, cardiovascular diseases, and mental health among Chinese population.
A great number of epidemiological studies have reported that ambient temperature is closely associated with a wide range of health outcomes, such as mortality, cardiovascular and respiratory events, adverse birth outcome, and some infectious diseases, such as dengue fever, malaria. Although a number of epidemiological studies in western countries have evaluated the adverse health effects of ambient temperature, the exposure-response relationship from these countries cannot simply be applied to the Chinese population due to the large differences in temperature profile, exposure pattern, as well as the population vulnerability. This book will provide up-to-date estimates of the magnitude of adverse health effects of ambient temperature in the Chinese population. We hope to provide readers with a comprehensive and organized body of information in the area of Ambient Temperature and health.


Climate change Human health Dose-response relationship Temperature China

Editors and affiliations

  • Hualiang Lin
    • 1
  • Wenjun Ma
    • 2
  • Qiyong Liu
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Public HealthSun Yat-sen UniversityGuangzhouChina
  2. 2.Guangdong Provincial Institute of Public HealthGuangzhouChina
  3. 3.National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and PreventionChinese Center for Disease Control and PreventionBeijingChina

About the editors

Hualiang Lin: Hualiang Lin is an associate professor at Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Sun Yat-sen University

Wenjun Ma is a professor at Guangdong Provincial Institute of Public Health

Qiyong Liu is a professor and chief scientist at National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Ambient Temperature and Health in China
  • Editors Hualiang Lin
    Wenjun Ma
    Qiyong Liu
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-13-2582-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-13-2583-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 196
  • Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 80 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Public Health
    Infectious Diseases
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“This book is written for practitioners and planners, especially those planning for future health contingencies in China. Doctors, public health workers, city planners, planners for rural modifications, and other professionals dealing with future needs in healthcare, heat reduction, and providing emergency support in temperature emergencies are the main audience, and they will need this book. … This book will be very useful to health workers planning for a hotter future.” (Eugene N. Anderson, Doody's Book Reviews, 27 September, 2019)