Climate and Health Knowledge: How much do you know?
No one is immune to the health impacts of climate change. But as with many threats to our health, certain populations are especially at risk. Some groups are more exposed to climate impacts because of where or how they live, some are more sensitive to health threats, and others may be less able to adapt to a changing climate. Populations who are especially at risk include:
- Those with low income, some communities of color, immigrant groups (including those with limited English proficiency)
- Indigenous peoples
- Pregnant women
- Older adults
- Vulnerable occupational groups like outdoor workers, first responders, and military personnel
- People with disabilities
- People with preexisting or chronic medical conditions.
EPA has recently published a series of fact sheets focusing on the health impacts of climate change at different stages of life, and for certain populations of concern. The more we know about the health impacts of climate change, the better we can protect those who are vulnerable. Read the fact sheets and then test your knowledge with our climate and health quiz.