Experts from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health are bringing an important message to the United Nations’ annual climate conference this year: that the continued burning of fossil fuels poses a massive health threat.
Oil drilling in Middle Eastern countries is releasing toxic air pollutants through the process of gas flaring, or the burning of waste gas, according to experts.
Particulate pollution from coal associated with double the risk of mortality than PM2.5 from other sources
Exposure to fine particulate air pollutants from coal-fired power plants is associated with a risk of mortality more than double that of exposure to PM2.5 from other sources, according to a new study led by George Mason, UT…
The most important way to reduce health problems and deaths attributable to climate change is to wind down fossil fuel extraction, according to a new report from The Lancet.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, “fundamental shifts” have taken place in how businesses, governments, scientific and medical communities, and the general public think about indoor air, according to Harvard Chan School’s Joe Allen.
Rachel Nethery, assistant professor of biostatistics at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, uses her quantitative skills to tackle big questions in environmental health.
Harvard Chan School's Joseph Allen says that retrofitting old school buildings to better handle the realities of extreme heat and other climate change-related issues is "not that hard."
Increasing energy efficiency in buildings can save money—and it can also decrease the carbon emissions and air pollution that lead to climate change and health harms. But the climate and health benefits of reducing buildings’ energy consumption are…
People living in areas with high levels of fine particulate air pollution (PM2.5)—particularly emissions from agriculture and wildfires—face increased risk of dementia in their older years, according to a new study.
Getting in the shade, drinking liquids, and placing a cold, wet towel or wet napkins on your neck are three things you can do if extreme heat starts making you feel sick, according to Harvard Chan School’s Catharina…