Climate change is exacerbating racial inequities. Boston is trying to change that. July 27, 2023

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Article featuring input from GBPSR board chair, Brita Lundberg, MD.

“Extreme heat makes the body work harder,” said Dr. Britta Lundberg, infectious diseases expert and Founder of Lundberg Health Advocates.

Combined with high levels of air pollution, Lundberg said extreme heat increases the incidence of heart attacks, strokes, and asthma exacerbations. It can also induce seizures in children and disrupt sleeping patterns. And dehydration, she added, does “exacerbate all of those things.”

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