The American Lung Association in Ohio's "Doctors & Nurses for Climate Health" campaign highlights the medical and health community's strong support for clean air and climate policies. Climate change is one of the most serious public health challenges of our day. Scientists say that warmer temperatures can enhance the conditions for lethal air pollutants, including ozone and particle pollution, and increase the risk of unhealthy air in large parts of the United States.
Cleaning up carbon pollution will have an immediate, positive impact on public health; particularly for those who suffer from chronic diseases like asthma, heart disease or diabetes. Doctors understand the critical need to educate the public and policy makers on the need to do more to protect our air, our climate and our health. Click here to see our Doctors and Nurses for Climate Change.