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Become a Climate Champion with the ANHE
Are you concerned about the impact environmental threats like climate change will have on health and healthcare? Are you looking to do something about it? The Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE) can help.
From Lead Contamination to Wildfires
It’s no exaggeration to say that health depends in large part on the state of one’s environment. Air pollution, contaminated water and exposure to toxicants like lead can obviously make people very sick. Climate change is also a growing threat to both public health and our healthcare system — for instance, California’s recent wildfires have destroyed or threatened various hospitals and clinics.
Environmental health is a big subject and it can be difficult for an individual nurse to know where to even begin. It’s also easy to feel powerless in the face of environmental hazards beyond your personal control.