2016-04-04. White House FACT SHEET: What Climate Change Means for Your Health and Family.

posted Apr 5, 2016, 5:56 PM by Alan Gould

By The White House Office of the Press Secretary. For GSS Climate Change chapter 8. Excerpt: ...the Obama Administration released a new final report called The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment, .... Air pollution and airborne allergens will likely increase, .... Extreme heat can be expected to cause an increase in the number of premature deaths, from thousands to tens of thousands, each summer, .... Warmer winter and spring temperatures are projected to lead to earlier annual onset of Lyme disease cases in the eastern United States .... Rising temperature and increases in flooding, runoff events, and drought will likely lead to increases in the occurrence and transport of pathogens in agricultural environments, which will increase the risk of food contamination and human exposure to pathogens and toxins. ... Climate change will have the largest health impact on vulnerable populations including those with low incomes, some communities of color, limited English proficiency and immigrant groups, Indigenous peoples, children, pregnant women, older adults, vulnerable occupational groups, persons with disabilities, and persons with preexisting or chronic medical conditions.... Extreme weather and other events related to climate change will impact health by exacerbating underlying medical conditions, increasing exposure to foodborne and waterborne illness risks, and disrupting infrastructure, including power, water, transportation, and communication systems, that are essential to maintaining access to health care and emergency response services and safeguarding human health....  https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/04/04/fact-sheet-what-climate-change-means-your-health-and-family


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