Happy National Public Health Week? Our House is On Fire…

By Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer Six months ago, after the release of the comprehensive Fourth National Climate Assessment, I wrote about the many harmful health effects due to climate change that we are currently experiencing and that we can expect to increase, such as longer and more severe pollen and allergy seasons; increases in […]

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Climate Changes Health

Climate change is today’s theme for National Public Health Week to draw attention to one of the greatest threats to public health. Our Climate Health Action Team created this comic with Seattle artist Mita Mahato to illustrate how climate change is already having serious impacts on our health here in King County and what we […]

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The poop-Loop scoop: How King County recycles waste and water

By Darrell Rodgers, PhD, Public Health – Seattle & King County Public health is committed to preventing disease and death from water-borne pathogens. Modern sanitation, including wastewater treatment, is key to keeping our waters clean and the people and animals that live here healthy. But the efficiency of modern sanitation creates an interesting problem. Today, […]

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6 unexpected ways climate change impacts your health

Last week, Executive Dow Constantine released King County’s Strategic Climate Action Plan. This document details the state of the county in terms of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the impacts climate change has already had in our region, and efforts to both reduce greenhouse gases and prepare for the expected impacts of climate change.

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