The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment

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[From Politico’s Morning Energy email] WHITE HOUSE CLIMATE HEALTH REPORT LANDS TODAY: The White House will launch National Public Health week with the release today at 2 p.m. of “The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment,” a report from the U.S. Global Change Research Program. The administration will release the report with an all-star cast of policy leaders, including EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and John Holdren, head of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. The report will be the latest in the Program’s Sustained Assessment , which it publishes between its larger National Climate Assessments.

[From Fact Sheet]  Air pollution and airborne allergens will likely increase, worsening allergy and asthma conditions.

Extreme heat can be expected to cause an increase in the number of premature deaths

Warmer winter and spring temperatures are projected to lead to earlier annual onset of Lyme disease cases in the eastern United States

Increase the risks of water-related illnesses.

Climate change, including rising temperatures and changes in weather extremes, is expected to increase the exposure of food to certain pathogens and toxins.

Climate change will have the largest health impact on vulnerable populations

Extreme weather and other events related to climate change will impact health


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