Federal agencies were on the verge of coming together in mid-February under the auspices of the Centers for Disease Control to tackle the public-health effects of climate change with a three-day Climate and Health Summit, but with no explanation, the CDC cancelled the summit.
Climate Change column: Environment affects health
We can be forgiven for taking too much for granted, like thinking that the government cares about the public’s health. After all, Boston established the nation’s first public health commission in 1798, with Paul Revere as its first commissioner.For centuries, Americans assumed that breakthroughs in scientific understanding would make their way into our lives. In the 20th century alone, Americans’ longevity increased by almost 30 years, with 25 of those years attributed to
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