Health Impacts from Weather and Climate

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Possible Health Impacts from Weather and Climate

Health impacts from weather and climate can be direct or indirect:

  • An example of a direct impact is an increase in heat-related illness from higher summertime temperatures and more heat waves.
  • An example of an indirect impact is an increase in Lyme disease across New York State because of an expansion of the area where the deer ticks that spread Lyme disease to people may be found.

Examples of Impacts Related to Storms, Heavy or Prolonged Rain, and Flooding

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Examples of Impacts Related to Periods of Extremely Hot Weather

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Examples of Long-Term Impacts from a Warmer, Wetter Climate

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To learn more about potential impacts from climate, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.