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ATS Holds Environmental Hill Week

Last week, members of the ATS Environmental Health Policy Committee met with key House and Senate offices this week to urge Congress to act on climate change. During the visits with Congressional offices, ATS members described how global climate change was already having adverse health impacts on patients in the U.S., through heat spells, prolonged allergy seasons, droughts, wildland fires and wildland fire smoke, and changing vector-borne disease patterns. The key message ATS members conveyed to Congressional offices was that reducing GHG emissions will have the immediate co-benefit of reducing other air pollutants, like ozone and particulate matter and their precursors, and that reduction of these air pollutants will have immediate positive health effects at the community level.
Last Reviewed: May 2021