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Colorado Alumna Studies Effects of Climate Change on Public Health

Colorado School of Public Health: Colorado State University alumna Ms. Chrissy Esposito is the lead author on a new report about effects of climate change on public health in the Rocky Mountain region. It concludes, “Higher temperatures, worsening air quality and more wildfires place the health of all Coloradans at risk.” Also, “The good news is that Colorado, in many ways, is leading the way when it comes to health and climate change.”

Ms. Esposito is a data visualization and policy analyst with Colorado Health Institute, having graduated from Colorado in 2016 with a Master of Public Health Concentration in Animals, People & the Environment.

[Photo: Ms. Chrissy Esposito]

She was interviewed about the study on Colorado Public Radio on July 26. She told CPR, “Just in the past 30 years the number of wildfires has really increased and not only in the number, but also in the severity.” She added, “All those [factors] combine like a perfect storm for adverse health events.”

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