Superfund Research Program

November 2022

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Current research on climate change and environmental health, as well as strategies to make ecosystems and communities more resilient to climate-related events, headlined the agenda of the a first session of the NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) Climate Change and Health webinar series, held Oct. 7.

“Climate change affects human health and well-being in many ways,” said SRP Director William Suk, Ph.D., during opening remarks. “Changing environmental conditions, like rising temperatures, droughts, floods, wildfires, and other extreme weather events can disperse pollutants, increase exposure to heat, introduce new pests and pathogens, and strain infrastructure systems.”

“This first session showcased exciting research by SRP grantees to reduce exposures that may be exacerbated by changing climate conditions and climate-related disasters,” said SRP Health Specialist Sara Amolegbe, session moderator and lead organizer of the series.

Read more in the NIEHS Environmental Factor newsletter.