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Pollution Hurts Health, May Pose Pandemic Risk

(from the Sept 2021 ACP Internist)

By Charlotte Huff

Medical groups are increasingly addressing the relationship between the climate and health, and how predominantly lower-income, Black, or Hispanic/Latino communities have taken the brunt of pollution's impact.

For decades, research has shown that air pollution poses risk for respiratory and cardiovascular health, and particularly for older and other vulnerable populations.

Read the full article in ACP Internist.

ACP Internist provides news and information for internists about the practice of medicine and reports on the policies, products, and activities of ACP.

Back to the October 2021 issue of ACP IMpact