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Public Health Impacts of Climate Change in Washington State: Projected Mortality Risks Due to Heat Events and Air Pollution


In this study, the historical relationship between mortality rates and heat events in several counties in Washington was examined and used to project number of deaths above the baseline expected to occur in the future. Future excess deaths due to ground-level ozone concentrations was also estimated.

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J. Elizabeth Jackson Michael G. Yost Catherine Karr Cole Fitzpatrick Brian K. Lamb Serena H. Chung Jack Chen Jeremy Avise Roger A. Rosenblatt Richard A. Fenske
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Health and Human Impact
Heat illness/extreme temperature
Climate and Environmental Impact
Air pollution

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