• Fall/Winter 2021, Issue 4

    Fall/Winter 2021, Issue 4

It's Time: The Role of Public Health Laboratories on Climate Change

On August 5, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued its Sixth Assessment Report, where it stated, “It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land.” Public health laboratories, particularly environmental health professionals, have been noticing the effects of climate change in their daily work for quite some time. And it may be up to public health laboratories to help clarify its effects for state and federal decision makers.

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