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Cover for Future climate of Africa.

This chapter provides a synthesis of the current and future climate risks for Africa and the range of impacts in the medium to long term. It also seeks to highlight areas where research and resources might need to be focused, in the future, to limit or avoid negative climate risks to socio-economic ...

Author(s)
Cornforth, R.; Plumpton, H.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249637)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Food and feed safety assessment of RNAi plants and products.

This paper evaluates the potential hazards of food and feed derived from RNAi plants including: adverse changes of plant metabolism; mechanisms and potential for non-target gene silencing in humans and livestock, including gut microbiome; bioinformatics tools for predictionof off-target sequences...

Author(s)
Naegeli, H.; Klete, G.; Dietz-Pfeilstetter, A.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789248890)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Epidemiology of severe fever with thrombocytopaenia syndrome in China.

Severe fever with thrombocytopaenia syndrome (SFTS) is a novel emerging virus infection that was first reported in the People's Republic of China in 2010. This expert opinion describes the epidemiological characters of SFTS (geographical distribution, demographic characteristics, seasonal...

Author(s)
Liu Wei; Fang LiQun; Li Hao
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249637)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Effect of climate change on mosquito-borne pathogens.

This expert opinion discusses how global warming and climate change increase the risk of the introduction and severity of mosquito-borne pathogens, including West Nile virus, Chikungunya virus and Zika virus in the western hemisphere.

Author(s)
Turell, M.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249637)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change impacts on <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Ixodes ricinus</i> ticks in Scotland and implications for Lyme disease risk.

This chapter focuses on the impacts of climate change on I. ricinus survival, abundance and distribution in Scotland and its implications for Lyme disease risk.

Author(s)
Gilbert, L.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249637)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Radon I. Lung cancer risks.

Radon is a rare natural radioactive gas. It produces solid progeny which emit alpha particles implicated in inducing cellular lesions in human bronchial epithelial tissue after inhalation. As early as the 15th century, increased rates of mortality due to respiratory diseases were observed in...

Author(s)
Melloni, B.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Radon II. Leukaemia or CNS cancer risks among children.

Ionizing radiation is the only established environmental risk factor for childhood leukaemia and tumours of the central nervous system. Indeed, there is consensus that cancer risk in humans increases after exposure to moderate and high doses of radiation. However, exposures to low-dose natural...

Author(s)
Kollerud, R. del R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Embodying gender and risk: mountain bike tourism in Mexico.

This chapter examines the determinants that affect the engagement of Mexican women in mountain bike tourism (MBT), and uncovers the gendered aspects of risk that act as constraints on women's use of public space, and therefore become a type of violence that restricts them and promotes inequality....

Author(s)
Díaz-Carrión, I. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243215)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction.

This chapter examines the global benefits of international trade in plants and plant products. The problem of exponentially increasing introduction of phytosanitary pests and pathogens via the plant trade pathway is then explored to point towards phytosanitary risk management as the global...

Author(s)
Yoe, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648798)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Uncertainty.

This chapter provides information on why uncertainty is critically important for risk managers to understand. Though a legitimate focal point for most risk analysis communities of practice, it remains somewhat subtle in its role in phytosanitary risk management. There is an opportunity for...

Author(s)
Yoe, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648798)
Type
Book chapter

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