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China has achieved impressive rapid development over the past 30 years. But China also faces the challenge of environmental change resulting from rapid economic growth and the attendant risks to human health. In this paper we described the environmental change and health risk in China from evident fluctuation of China’s climate, major changes in natural hydrological condition, raw materials and energy demand, changes of disease epidemic pattern related to climate change and ecosystem damage, new health risk raised by rapid urbanization and rural environmental quality degradation. The suggestion and countermeasures were discussed.

About the Authors

Wang Wuyi

Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China

Yang Linsheng

Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101

Li Yonghua

Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101

Li Hairong

Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101

Ye Bixiong

Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101


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