Climate Change Impacts

Climate Change and Health Factsheets

Understanding the threats that climate change poses to human health can help us work together to lower risks and be prepared. Climate change threatens human health, including mental health, and access to clean air, safe drinking water, nutritious food, and shelter.

All Americans, at some point in their lives, are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Some people are more affected by climate change than others because of factors like where they live; their age, health, income, and occupation; and how they go about their day-to-day life.

The fact sheets on this page are part of a series of communications materials to highlight the health impacts of climate change at different stages of life and for certain populations of concern. Vea las hojas informativas en español.

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