Climate change can exacerbate a full 58% of the infectious diseases that humans come in contact with worldwide, from common waterborne viruses to deadly diseases like plague,
Heat waves are becoming supercharged as the climate changes – lasting longer, becoming more frequent and getting just plain hotter. One question a lot of people are asking is: “When will it get too hot for normal daily activity as we know it, even for young, healthy adults?”
Medications can make it harder to stay hydrated and regulate body temperature, including those for allergies and colds, thyroid, depression, heart/blood pressure, and weight loss. Check with your doctor to see if your health conditions or medications make you more sensitive to heat.
This simple D.I.Y. project can make the smoky days a little more bearable and safe.
Cooling centers will be available across the city,
Humans are unequivocally warming the planet, and that’s triggering rapid changes in the atmosphere, oceans and polar regions, and increasing extreme weather around the world, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns in a new report.
The wealthiest Seattle neighborhoods have 65% more tree canopy cover than the highest poverty neighborhoods.
As smoke travels through the air, exposure sun and interactions with other chemicals in the atmosphere can make it more toxic.
Creating a clean air space inside your home is likely your best option to get relief from wildfire smoke this season.
In Washington state, Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz is pushing for a bill to establish a dedicated account to help prevent and fight wildfires.
The Washington Health Care Climate Alliance says it will bring its health care’s expertise and experience to help the state develop climate-smart policies.
We believe the EPA should follow the law, which requires a thorough review of the science underpinning air pollution standards.
Public Health – Seattle & King County and the Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility were also among the signatories.
Exposure to glyphosate — the main ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup — ups the risk of some cancers by more than 40%.
There are numerous harmful human health effects of climate change expected in our region, some of which we’re already experiencing, writes Jeff Duchin, MD.