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Preparing for the health impacts of a fiery future

Welcome to the new normal. On a warming planet, we are seeing more of the hot, dry conditions that have turned the American West into a tinderbox. Indeed, the very concept of “fire season” is a thing of the past: according to the U.S. Forest Service, climate change has made wildfire a year-round problem.

Wildfire poses well-known risks to life and property. It’s less well known that wildfire is also creating a public health crisis. But there are steps we can take to protect our health in a fiery future.

Post the Northern California fires of 2017, Carpe Diem West had the pleasure to sit down and discuss how these mega – fires impact our drinking water, our health and how we can be proactive in this interview with Dr. Linda Rudolph and Dr. Irva Hertz-Picciotto. In July 2018, Dr. Linda Rudolph, MD, MPH, Director of the Center for Climate Change and Health at Public Health Institute published this Op-ed  in The Sun.

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Kimery Wiltshire

Kimery Wiltshire
July 16, 2018

 

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