Extreme heat and air pollution are each individually responsible for a range of poor health outcomes. When heatwaves are combined with poor air quality, the negative consequences on health are intensified. In this Massachusetts General Hospital Blum Center presentation from May 10, 2023, Suellen Breakey, PhD, RN, discusses the potential health effects of heat and air pollution, who is at risk, and some things you can do to lower your risk.

The Climate Change and Health Series is a collaboration among the Maxwell & Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center, the Mass General Center for the Environment and Health, and the MGH Institute of Health Professions Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Health.