Black Americans, low-income Americans may benefit most from stronger policies on air pollution
Stronger regulations lowering levels of fine particulate air pollutants (PM2.5) would benefit the health of all Americans, but Black Americans and low-income Americans would likely reap the most benefits, including a lower risk of premature death, according to…
Preparing hospitals and health systems for climate change
Speaking to The Boston Globe, several experts from Harvard Chan School offered their perspectives on how hospitals and health systems will cope with continuing climate change and extreme weather events.
A focus on mitigating extreme weather impacts in South Asia
A group of researchers led by faculty at Harvard Chan School are beginning a project aimed at mitigating the impact of extreme weather events on populations in South Asia.
Air pollution exposure may increase risk of depression in elderly people
Long-term exposure to air pollution may lead to higher risk of depression later in life, according to a new study led by Harvard Chan School.
The dangers of heat during pregnancy
Stefania Papatheodorou, lecturer in epidemiology, discusses the implications of a new study that linked higher temperatures with impaired fetal growth, and how pregnant people can protect themselves during days of extreme heat.
Buildings can be both well-ventilated and energy efficient, says expert
It’s possible to design buildings that have better ventilation and that also use less energy, according to Harvard Chan School’s Joseph Allen.
Sustainability labeling on menus may change fast food ordering choices
People may be less likely to choose red meat items from menus that include labeling about foods’ climate impact.
Pollination loss removes healthy foods from global diets, increases chronic diseases causing excess deaths
Inadequate pollination has led to a 3-5% loss of fruit, vegetable, and nut production and an estimated 427,000 excess deaths annually from lost healthy food consumption and associated diseases, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and certain cancers, according…
Extreme temperatures linked with heart disease deaths
Days that are very hot or very cold increased the risk of death among people with cardiovascular diseases, according to large long-term international study co-authored by experts from Harvard Chan School.
New toolkit to help clinics care for patients during climate shocks
A toolkit developed by the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at Harvard Chan School (Harvard Chan C-CHANGE) and Americares aims to protect people on the front lines of climate change.