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

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Media Type: Report / Policy Brief

Date of Publication: April 4, 2016

Year of Publication: 2016

Publication City: Washington, DC

Publisher: U.S. Global Change Research Program

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Climate change is a significant threat to the health of the American people. This scientific assessment examines how climate change is already affecting human health and the changes that may occur in the future.

A recently released scientific assessment of the impacts climate change is having, and is likely to have in the future, on human health in the United States. Key risks considered include: extreme heat, outdoor air quality, flooding, vector-borne infection, water-related infection, food-related infection, and mental health and well-being.

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