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Impacts of Heavy Rain and Typhoon on Allergic Disease
Kwan Jun Park, Jong Youn Moon, Jong Sik Ha, Sun Duk Kim, Bok Yang Pyun, Taek Ki Min, Yoon Hyung Park
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2013;4(3):140-145.   Published online June 30, 2013
Objectives

Allergic disease may be increased by climate change. Recent reports have shown that typhoon and heavy rain increase allergic disease locally by concentration of airborne allergens of pollen, ozone, and fungus, which are causes of allergic disease. The objective of this study was to determine whether typhoon and heavy rain increase allergic disease in Korea.

Methods

This study included allergic disease patients...

Willingness to Pay for Avoiding Infection of Climate Change Diseases, in Particular Tsutsugamushi Disease
Hae-Chun Rhee
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2013;4(1):16-20.   Published online February 28, 2013
Objectives:

As the prevalence of tsutsugamushi disease has tripled over the past decade to affect 8307 people in October 2012, this study is conducted to estimate the willingness to pay (WTP) to avoid infection of tsutsugamushi disease in order to analyze the loss of value caused by climate change diseases.

Methods:

The double-bounded dichotomous choice of contingent valuation method was used to estimate...

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Print ISSN: 2210-9099
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