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Health Care Industry Is a Major Source of Harmful Emissions

Climate change presents an unprecedented public health emergency and the global healthcare sector is contributing to the worldwide crisis, argues Jodi Sherman, M.D., associate professor of anesthesiology at the Yale School of Medicine in a commentary published Aug. 2 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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  • Air pollution may impair children's memory

    Air pollution kills more people than any other environmental cause. The deadly effects include stroke, heart disease and lung cancer. But the tiny toxic particles in dirty air could also be dimming our wits, according to an emerging field of research. Now a new study links early life exposure to haze with impaired memory and poor control of attention by boys and girls.

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  • John Kerry to Speak at YSPH

    Former Secretary of State John Kerry will visit the Yale School of Public Heatlh on Friday, February 22, noon to 1:00 p.m., at Harkness Auditorium, 333 Cedar Street, New Haven. Secretary Kerry was instrumental in negotiating the Paris Climate Agreement and will speak on climate change policy.

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  • 250,000 deaths a year from climate change is a 'conservative estimate,' research says

    Climate change could "halt and reverse" progress made in human health over the last century. The grim analysis comes from one of the authors of a new report in the New England Journal of Medicine that suggests rising global temperatures could lead to many more deaths than the 250,000 a year the World Health Organization predicted just five years ago. In 2014 the WHO said that climate change will bring with it malaria, diarrhea, heat stress and malnutrition, killing that many more people annually around the world from 2030 to 2050.

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