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National Public Health Week - Environmental Health

Today’s National Public Health Week focus is on Environmental Health. The air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat and the condition of our homes all affect our health.  Exposure to air pollution worsens serious respiratory conditions such as asthma, and millions of Americans are at risk for unsafe drinking water.

We need to advocate for increased funding to improve our water infrastructure. Maintaining today's water service levels will cost an estimated $1 trillion over the next 25 years. Call for adequate funding to support public health workers in monitoring, preparing for and responding to the health effects of climate change. Support policies that help mitigate and prevent worsening climate change, such as rules that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and partnerships that reduce people’s reliance on cars. Taking these and similar steps can have positive co-benefits for health, such as improving air quality and encouraging active commuting.

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