‘Green economy’ will be healthier for us all December 16, 2020
As a physician, I see the devastating health impacts caused by climate change. One example is air pollution, which is linked to serious illnesses, including asthma, bronchitis, heart attack, diabetes, and many cancers and neurologic diseases. It is responsible for over 1,000 premature deaths each year in Washington state. The economic impact of these health effects costs us hundreds of millions of dollars each year.