Climate Change and Health

Coalition member Sally Southard had a good piece on the connection between climate change and health in a recent Roanoke Times.

[A recent study] paints a grim picture of a future without action to combat climate change, with alarming consequences for public health, including worsened air quality from rising temperatures, ozone pollution and wildfires; symptoms of lung disease and other chronic illnesses; higher risk of heatstroke and heat exhaustion; new threats of food- and waterborne diseases; and increased hospital admissions for cardiovascular disease.

Click here to read the full piece.

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