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Environmental Information

Climate Change

Climate change, also referenced as global warming, is an environmental phenomena characterized by shifts in weather patterns, ultimately influencing ecosystems. But how does this affect human health?

Evidence

Climate Change is Real

The scientific evidence gathered over the past few years unequivocally displays a rise in earth's temperature. Satellites and advanced space-technology has allowed researchers to gather ample data to illustrate changes in temperature. 

Graph Information: climate.nasa.gov

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The Impact

Climate Change -> Human Health

Climate change is a global process, but it does, locally, impact a community or person's health and wellbeing in many ways.

Heat Waves

Increasingly high temperatures can lead to heat-related illnesses and even death.

Animal Population

Changing populations of mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas that transmit West Nile Virus, dengue
fever, Lyme disease, and malaria to humans.

Pollen

Increased pollen, due to increased plant growing seasons and molds, due to severe storms, due to increased temperature and humidity - worsen allergies, asthma and other
lung diseases.

Sea Level

Increasing flooding events and sea level rise can contaminate water with harmful bacteria,
viruses, and chemicals.

Drive An Initiative

Help Us Achieve 

The HEAL team comes up with innovative ways to spread the word about our environment and its direct impact on our health; we do this through providing curricular resources, community projects, global outreach, etc. However, we are always in need of support, guidance, and mentorship. Anyone can join our organization and change the way environmental health is viewed!