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.