Elizabeth A. Joy, MD, MPH; Benjamin D. Horne, PhD, MPH; Steven Bergstrom, BS
This article was published at www.annals.org on 19 April 2016.
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Joy EA, Horne BD, Bergstrom S. Addressing Air Quality and Health as a Strategy to Combat Climate Change. Ann Intern Med. 2016;164:626-627. doi: 10.7326/M16-0507
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2016;164(9):626-627.
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Poor air quality contributes to and is a consequence of global warming. The burning of fossil fuels to power our homes, businesses, and automobiles contributes to air pollution. When released into our atmosphere, some forms of pollution trap heat, leading to temperature elevation, and air pollution has direct effects on health, such as worsening cardiopulmonary disease (1). In this week's Annals, the American College of Physicians calls for action to combat climate change and its effects on health, including governmental action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, health care sector implementation of environmentally sustainable and energy-efficient practices, physician advocacy for policies and practices that reduce emissions, and expanded education and research funding on climate change and its effects on health (2).
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