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September 26 World Environmental Health Day


Did you know that September 26 is World Environmental Health Day?

Since 2011, this day has served to raise awareness of the environmental issues that most impact public health. This year’s theme, climate change challenges, time for global environmental health to act in unison, could hardly be timelier.

    The rising global temperature isn’t just worsening heatwaves and causing sea-levels to rise, it’s also intensifying extreme weather events, increasing the spread of infectious diseases, and undermining access to clean air and water and sufficient food around the world. For these reasons and more, it’s no surprise that the World Health Organization claims, “Climate change is the greatest threat to global health in the twenty-first century.”

What’s worse, children, the elderly, communities of color, and those around the world with modest incomes are often disproportionately impacted by the climate crisis. Letting this emergency go unaddressed can’t be an option.

   That’s why this World Environmental Health Day, we hope you’ll choose to learn more about how our changing climate is impacting public health outcomes all around the world by checking out our free e-book, The Climate Crisis and Your Health: What You Need To Know.

This info-packed resource explains how climate change threatens human well-being and importantly, how we can work together to protect our families and communities and effectively fight and solve this crisis. 

- Your friends at Climate Reality 



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