Texas Tech University

Healthcare, Parent, and Faith Organizations Join Together for the First Time to Discuss Health Benefits of Clean, Renewable Energy


April 6, 2016

PR.com - Children are at a higher risk from the ill effects of air pollution, because they breathe at an increased rate and are more exposed to the outdoors.

"Climate disruption affects humans in many different ways including increased allergens, heat-related illness and death from heat waves, water contamination and waterborne illnesses, the spread of vector-borne diseases like Zika virus and increased risk of displacement from sea level rise, particularly for people in the coastal regions of North Carolina," said Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, associate professor and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University.

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