Michigan clinicians rally to address climate change as a public health issue

Published in SecondWave Michigan | by Estelle Slootmaker | September 24, 2020

Michiganders face a number of negative health outcomes from climate change, including heat-related illnesses, breathing and heart troubles, food and water contamination, mental health challenges, and infectious disease.

Article author Estelle Slootmaker interviews Dr. Elizabeth (Lisa) Del Buono and Dr. Larry Junck, both physician advocates with Michigan Clinicians for Climate Action (MiCCA); and Juanita Constible, an author of the report Climate Change and Health in Michigan” and a senior advocate at Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).