US Climate and Health Alliance

Health Impacts of Climate Change: Mold and Respiratory Illness


Climate change is happening now and faster than expected. We often think of climate change as impacting our environment, but as the planet warms, changes in temperature and precipitation are going to lead to other effects that threaten human health and safety. Weather patterns will trend towards the extremes: storms and drought, heat waves and cold snaps, and these events will have robust and cascading impacts on your health. A major health impact of climate change is the increase of death and disease caused by extreme weather events and rising seas.

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State/local health department (inc. international)
Health and Human Impacts
Allergies Respiratory disease
Climate and Environmental Impact
Air pollution
Behavior change Disaster preparedness

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