Air Quality and Health

Climate Implications – Air Quality and Health

Climate change is complicating many activities aimed at protecting indoor and outdoor air quality, threatening public health.

Indoors, more frequent and intense storms increase the likelihood that flooding and/or conditions favorable to molds may occur. These conditions have the ability to increase or worsen public health.

Outdoors, warming temperatures complicate efforts of many communities to meet and maintain ground-level ozone air quality standards. More frequent and extreme droughts may result in additional wildfires. Each of these climate impacts can adversely affect public health.