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Climate & Weather

Climate can affect health in many ways. Common health topics associated with climate include:
  • Air Pollution
  • Wildfires, Drought, Floods
  • Temperature Extremes
  • Precipitation Extremes
  • Allergens
  • Heat Stress
  • Mental Health and Stress-Related Disorders
  • Diseases Carried by Vectors
  • Food and Waterborne Diarrheal Disease
  • Food Security

Weather is the mix of events that happens each day in our atmosphere: temperature, cloudiness, humidity, and storm or heat waves for example. Climate is the average weather in a place over many years.
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Content updated: Thu, 4 Jun 2020 16:26:01 MDT