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Climate and Health in Illinois

The Building Resilience Against Climate Effects in Illinois (BRACE-Illinois) project of the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health and Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
Created: 6/04/2019 - Updated: 6/04/2019

Abstract

Main Points:

  • Climate change has begun and the impacts already being seen in Illinois.
  • Many health conditions are tied to climate and extreme weather.
  • As the climate of Illinois becomes warmer, wetter, and more unstable, some people and some communities are at a higher risk than others for health problems.
  • The climate will continue to change and we need to be prepared.

 

Keywords

Scale: 
State / Provincial
Sector Addressed: 
Public Health
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Public health risks