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Public health impact from climate change

Public health impact from climate change

While we are reading more and more about the impacts from climate change, Paul Gallagher provides a good article on the inews website about a new report. Hopefully one day soon our policies will be revised to properly reflect these concerns.   Climate change ‘irreversibly’ damaging public health Climate change is already damaging public health … Continue reading

Concern over major health risk from climate change

Concern over major health risk from climate change

Chris Mooney writes an article in the Washington Post about a new study that concludes that climate change could have a major impact – mostly negative – on our health. It does explain that there are health benefits of climate change mitigation and that reinforces the need for greater energy efficiency, amongst other mitigation options. … Continue reading

Impact of air pollution

Impact of air pollution

Sarah Boseley wrote recently in The Guardian about two studies that show the effects on health of long- and short-term exposure to pollutants from traffic and industry.   Air pollution linked to higher risk of lung cancer and heart failure Air pollution, chiefly from traffic exhaust fumes in cities, is having a serious and sometimes … Continue reading