Today's News

APHA applauds House passage of climate change bill (6/29)

June 29, 2009
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+

The American Public Health Association (APHA) applauded the House for recently passing a comprehensive climate change bill that includes important provisions to protect the health of the public, the agency announced in a press statement.

“This bill is significant because it acknowledges that there is a direct connection between climate change and human health. It affects the air we breathe and the food available for us to eat. It affects the availability of drinking water and the spread of diseases that can make us sick.” said Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E), executive director of APHA. “We are confident that this bill will help us work to better understand and minimize the growing health threats associated with a warming climate.”

The legislation calls for developing a national strategic action plan for preparing for and responding to the impacts of climate change on health. Additionally, the legislation would provide funding for research into the effects of climate change on the health of vulnerable populations, for state and local preparedness planning and for training the public health workforce to address the various regional health effects of climate change.

APHA looks forward to continuing to work with Congress to ensure that public health remains a central component of any climate change legislation considered this year.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to ISHN.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

Scenes from the World of Safety

Sights, signs & symbols from the National Safety Congress & Expo held in San Diego, CA, September 15-18

12/11/14 11:00 am EST

Why Flame Resistant Workwear? Understanding Workplace Hazards and OSHA Compliance

By defining the leading causes of flash fires, electric arc and molten metal splatter, we will address the ways in which companies can better protect their employees from such hazards through proper staff outfitting. In the topic, we will discuss the benefits of – and recent developments to – flame-resistant workwear and what to consider when creating a program for your employees.

ISHN Magazine

ISHN1214_cover.jpg

2014 December

Check out ISHN's last issue of the year, which features articles about distance learning, foot protection and confined space.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

THE ISHN STORE

M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\ISHN\safetyfourth.jpg
Safety Engineering, 4th Edition

A practical, solutions-driven reference, Safety Engineering, 4th edition, has been completely revised and updated to reflect many of today’s issues in safety.

More Products

For Distributors Only - SEPTEMBER 2014

ISHN FDO SEPTEMBER 2014For Distributors Only is ISHN's niche brand standard-sized magazine supplement aimed at an audience of 2,000 U.S. distributors that sell safety products. Circulation only goes to distributors. CHECK OUT THE SEPTEMBER 2014 ISSUE OF FDO HERE

STAY CONNECTED

Facebook logo Twitter YouTubeLinkedIn Google + icon

ishn infographics

2012 US workplace deathsCheck out ISHN's new Infographic page! Learn more about worker safety through these interactive images. CLICK HERE to view the page.