Climate Change and Human Health

In this interactive, students explore, at their own pace, how global climate change may affect health issues. Issues include airborne diseases, developmental disorders, mental health disorders, vector-borne diseases and waterborne diseases.

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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

Can be included in a health unit for health class as well as a disease unit in Biology class. Before starting the interactive, ask students to predict what kinds of health issues might stem from increasing global temperatures over time.

List of potential dangers is formidable and may frighten younger students.

Essay is definitely written for a high school audience.