Climate Change, Fossil-Fuel Pollution, and Children’s Health

The combustion of fossil fuels (coal, petroleum [oil], and natural gas) is the major source of both air pollution and the greenhouse-gas emissions driving climate change. The fetus, infant, and....

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Climate Change and Extreme Heat Events: How Health Systems Should Prepare

Earth’s warming climate is causing heat waves to become more frequent, longer lasting, and hotter, while occurring in locations unaccustomed to such weather events. Extreme heat events (EHEs), such as....

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Climate change and emergency care in Africa: A scoping review

Climate change is a global public health emergency with implications for access to care and emergency care service disruptions. The African continent is particularly vulnerable to climate-related extreme weather events....

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Prescription for healing the climate crisis: Insights on how to activate health professionals to advocate for climate and health solutions

A stable climate is the most fundamental determinant of human health, making climate change arguably the greatest public health threat facing humanity today. Large-scale, coordinated policy changes are urgently needed....

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Patients value climate change counseling provided by their pediatrician: The experience in one Wisconsin pediatric clinic

In 2015, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended that the health effects of climate change be incorporated into the existing anticipatory guidance framework. Despite this recommendation, there are only anecdotal accounts of pediatricians....

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Net zero healthcare: a call for clinician action

Health professionals are well positioned to effect change by reshaping individual practice, influencing healthcare organisations, and setting clinical standards, argue Dr. Jodi Sherman and colleagues. Achieving net zero emissions in healthcare....

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Proposed Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies Related to Climate Change: Guidance for OEM Professionals

Climate change is an urgent challenge amplified by socioeconomic factors that demands thoughtful public health responses from OEM professionals. This guidance statement from the American College of Occupational and Environmental....

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Pediatric societies’ declaration on responding to the impact of climate change on children

A declaration on responding to the impact of climate change on children was drafted by the International Society for Social Pediatrics and Child Health and subsequently revised and adopted by....

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Environmental Racism and Climate Change — Missed Diagnoses

Environmental racism and climate change are complex, interconnected, system-level challenges. For busy health professionals, it may seem overwhelming to consider tackling challenges that often seem peripheral to clinical practice. Yet....

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Resilience and Equity in a Time of Crises: Investing in Public Urban Greenspace Is Now More Essential Than Ever in the US and Beyond

The intersecting negative effects of structural racism, COVID-19, climate change, and chronic diseases disproportionately affect racial and ethnic minorities in the US and around the world. Urban populations of color....

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Heat Safety in the Workplace: Modified Delphi Consensus to Establish Strategies and Resources to Protect the US Workers

Workers who experience heat stress on the job are at greater risk for heat-related injuries, illnesses, and productivity losses. This document was created to present effective heat safety recommendations to....

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Advocacy messages about climate and health are more effective when they include information about risks, solutions, and a normative appeal: Evidence from a conjoint experiment

Previous research has shown that providing information about the health consequences of climate change can increase climate change issue engagement and support for mitigation policies. Here, we extend that research....

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Views of health professionals on climate change and health: a multinational survey study

Climate change arguably represents one of the greatest global health threats of our time. Health professionals can advocate for global efforts to reduce emissions and protect people from climate change;....

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Wildfires, Global Climate Change, and Human Health

The world has already observed many devastating effects of human-induced climate change. A vivid manifestation is the several large wildfires that have occurred recently — in some cases, fires of unprecedented....

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A pathway to net zero emissions for healthcare

The healthcare sector has a profound responsibility and opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to limit the widespread health harms of climate change. Renee N Salas and colleagues chart a....

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