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Resources are continually updated, with the most recently-published placed at the top.
 

In a First, Washington Will Draft Rules on Workplace Heat Dangers. September 20, 2021. 

Wildfire smoke may be contributing to premature births

Pollution could be harming sperm around the world. August 3, 2021. Popular Science.

Heat waves to drastically worsen in Northern Hemisphere, studies warn. August 3, 2021. The Washington Post.

Beyond human endurance: How climate change is making parts of the world too hot and humid to survive. July 28, 2021. The Washington Post.

The Disparities in Access to New York’s ParksMay 27, 2021. New York Times

Ambient air pollution and male fecundity: A retrospective analysis of longitudinal data from a Chinese human sperm bank (2013–2018)- Environmental Research Volume 186, July 2020.

Climate Change as a Social Determinant of Health. Pediatrics. May 2020, 145 (5).

- How does climate change affect human health? Medical News Today. February 7, 2020.

- Association of Extreme Heat Events With Hospital Admission or Mortality Among Patients With End-Stage Renal Disease. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Aug 2;2(8):e198904. 

- General Practitioners’ Perceptions of Heat Health Impacts on the Elderly in the Face of Climate Change—A Qualitative Study in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Int J Environ Res Public Health 2018;15:843–3. 

- Sperm DNA fragmentation: An early and reliable marker of air pollutionEnvironmental Toxicology and Pharmacology

Volume 58, March 2018, Pages 243-249.

Mora, C., Dousset, B., Caldwell, I. et al. Global risk of deadly heatNature Clim Change 7, 501–506 (2017). 

Effects of air pollution on human health and practical measures for prevention in Iran. J Res Med Sci. 2016;21:65. Published 2016 Sep 1. doi:10.4103/1735-1995.189646-

Resources are continually updated, with the most recently-published placed at the top.

Resources are continually updated, with the most recently-published placed at the top.

Resources are continually updated, with the most recently-published placed at the top.

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