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Analyzing the Health Impacts of Climate Change

Climate change presents many challenges for human health. For example, more frequent and intense heat waves will increase illnesses and deaths – unless adaptive measures are taken. At the same time, warmer temperatures can increase concentrations of air pollutants, such as ground-level ozone, that are independently linked to risks of death and illness. Also, changes in precipitation and temperature could lead to the spread, introduction, or reestablishment of waterborne illnesses and vector-borne diseases.

Abt Associates has more than 15 years of experience analyzing these potential risks and developing information to help mitigate their impacts for clients, including federal government agencies, state and local governments, and non-governmental organizations.

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Abt’s deep experience working at the intersection of climate change and health is bolstered by the firm’s exceptional capabilities and experience in other aspects of the U.S. and international health sector.

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