Health impacts papers Workshop Summary- Dealing with Disasters: Impacts on Human Health 27-28 September, 2002, London, Ontario March 2003
On 27-28 September, 2002, the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction of the University of Western Ontario hosted a Workshop entitled “D ealing with Disasters: Impacts on Human Health”. It was attended by about 60 participants from the fields of emergency management, weather and climate sciences, health sciences and public health, engineering sciences, and other areas of expertise. The participants discussed the relationships between weather-related natural hazards and human health, and agreed to develop a Natural Disaster Health Research Network. The discussions and recommendations resulting from the Workshop are summarized below.