- Article featured in The Equation: Inequitable Health Impacts from Wildfire Smoke Increased by Danger Season by Dr. Mary Prunicki
- 2022 Stanford's Sustainability Seed Grant The Sustainability Program office seeks research that measures the value of sustainability to human, community, and economic health and wellbeing. More info on file: stanford_health_care_sustainability_seed_grant_2022.pdf
- Article by National Geographic: Microplastics are in our bodies. How much do they harm us? The science is unsettled, but researchers say there is cause for concern.
High school students: Make a 2-3 minute educational video on climate change and health!!!
Research and focus on the impacts of climate change (e.g. increasing temperatures, wildfires, pollen season, increased air pollution, etc.) on our health.
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Record on the platform of your choice (e.g. tiktok, youtube) and submit the link to enter to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Questions to same email)
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All winners will have their video showcased on our website!
Challenges of climate change
We also recognize climate change as a social justice issue and a public health crisis. A rapidly warming planet will devastate our country and the world through worsening heat waves, wildfires, storms in some regions, and severe droughts in others that will disproportionately affect populations already made vulnerable from poverty and racism. Furthermore, people with lower incomes are more likely to live in communities with higher pollution levels from traffic-related air pollution, which is also an issue of environmental justice.
Dr Aguilera presented at the National Monthly call for Elders Climate Action
State of the Air Report Released - see an article discussing the findings: https://www.hcn.org/articles/north-pollution-air-quality-report-card-flunks-the-west
Dr Nadeau's interview for NEJM Journal Watch Audio General Medicine. http://www.audiodigest.org/NEJMJWinterviews
Article interview for Nature: "How record wildfires are harming human health" 11/24/21 https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-03496-1
Our Yale Climate Connections radio story with Kari Nadeau begins airing November 8, and you can listen to it here at our website: https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2021/11/tree-pollen-season-in-ca-bay-area-is-getting-half-a-week-longer-each-year/
The World Health Organization just released the WHO global air quality guidelines: particulate matter (PM2.5 and PM10), ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide
Sustainability Initiative Series offered by our partners
Airing on NBC News: "Tiny smoke particles could make wildfires particularly harmful to human health"
Dr Aguilera was interviewed for STAT: "Wildfire smoke is particularly harmful to kids’ respiratory health, study finds"
Our director for air pollution and health research was interviewed in Scienceline "Prescribed fires may mean safer smoke".
Our research was recently featured in the New York Times. "Wildfire Smoke Is Poisoning California’s Kids. Some Pay a Higher Price".
A recent communication in Nature highlighted our work. "California Scientists Race to Assess Health Risks of Wildfire Smoke".
Mary Prunicki was honored as part of the: "Best of 2020: Stanford Medicine’s top podcasts".
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