Specialist scientist, South African Medical Research Council
Dr. Renée Street is a project manager in the Environment & Health Research Unit. Renée is also an honorary lecturer at the Discipline of Occupational and Environmental Health at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Her research focuses on evaluating heavy metal compounds which enter the food chain and determining the potential environmental and human impacts thereof. She has a keen interest in indigenous knowledge systems with particular emphasis on public health issues and policy development.
All the evidence tells us that the worlds changing climate will affect more than the environment. It will have serious consequences for peoples health too. Southern Africa is in the eye of the climate change storm. In...