A new study led by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health finds air pollution may negatively impact standardized test scores.
- October 18, 2023Source: CT Public
In early June, Connecticut saw hazy orange skies and days of bad air, as wildfires in Canada covered the region in smoke. Now, a new Yale-led study shows how the respiratory health of people in nearby New York City suffered as the air quality diminished. Experts warn similar impacts could play out in Connecticut.
- October 12, 2023Source: Fortune
The summer of 2023 was the hottest in history. Global warming has resulted in record-breaking temperatures that don’t just make it unbearable to be outside—they’re taking a massive toll on our climate and health. Assistant Professor Kai Chen says heat can also trigger inflammation and impact the heart.
- October 05, 2023
A new study by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health confirms that harmful smoke from wildfires is capable of traveling great distances and can impact the health of people hundreds of miles away.
- October 02, 2023Source: CT Insider
Connecticut’s buildings are hidden vectors for most types of air pollution, causing increased risk of heart attack, asthma and many other health conditions, according to a joint report by a coalition of local and national environmental groups, including Save the Sound, the Sierra Club, and the CT Conservation Law Foundation.
- October 02, 2023
Weather patterns driven by climate change are causing more severe flooding around the globe increasing the risk of potentially life-threatening diarrhea among children under the age of five, particularly among those living in low- and middle-income countries, according to a new study by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health.
- September 20, 2023
Yale School of Public Health PhD student Bryce Takenaka says the Maui wildfires did not result from a natural catastrophe nor a single incident but were a product of settler capitalism, imperialism, and colonialism. He's urging people to donate to help indigenous people rebuild after the fires.
- September 12, 2023Source: Yale Daily News
A team at the Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Medicine has uncovered that Black communities are especially vulnerable to harmful air pollutants, casting doubt on clean air policy.
- September 12, 2023Source: Connecticut Public Radio
Poor air quality has been a major concern this year in New England, but a new Yale-led study is highlighting how certain racial groups have suffered disproportionate health impacts from air pollution for years.
- September 07, 2023Source: NBC Connecticut
In Connecticut, an estimated 2.6 million people, more than half of the total population, are vulnerable to extreme heat, according to NBC’s analysis of the data.