ecoAmerica’s column in the National Environmental Health Association’s Journal of Environmental Health, “Staying Cool in a Changing Climate: Caring for Health in Extreme Heat” by Nicole Hill, MPH, and Ben Fulgencio-Turner, MPP, CPH is now available in the July/August 2023 issue.
“As we enter into the warmest months of the year, it is good to remind ourselves that environmental health professionals play a vital role in protecting public health from the hazards of heat, which are increasing due to climate change. Likewise, we must remember that to safeguard the general public, the environmental health workforce needs to protect itself from these very same threats. People are feeling these effects as cities across the country are experiencing hotter summers, including not only hotter days but also many more of them. In 2022 alone, over 7,000 daily temperature records were broken in the U.S. (Stevens & Samenow, 2022).”