Human Health in a Changing Climate

The effects of global climate change include increased average temperatures, rising sea levels, increasing air pollution, the spread of infectious disease, increased food and water-borne disease, and an increase in frequency and severity of natural disasters. These events are projected to have profound effects on human health. Populations that are already vulnerable to death and disease will be most affected, including children, the elderly, and under-resourced communities.

Pediatric Environmental History

Taking a good environmental history is a critical first step for addressing health conditions associated with environmental exposures. NEEF’s environmental history form in English and Spanish draws from the medical literature and current best practices.

Infographic: Do Your Part to Protect Water Quality

Did you know that a typical city block generates more than five times as much rainwater runoff as a forested area of the same size? On its way to the storm drain, rainwater picks up pollutants, and it may carry them to local waters. Check out this infographic to learn more about how you can do your part to protect water quality!

Infografía: Los Humedales Trabajan Para Nosotros

No importa donde usted vive, lo más probable es que hay un humedal cerca. Los humedales mejoran la calidad del agua, ofrecen protección contra las inundaciones y sustentan una gran cantidad de peces y vida silvestre. Aprenda más sobre cómo los humedales trabajan para nosotros en la infografía.

Fall Foliage

Use this illustration to identify trees and their fall foliage where you live.


Adult Health and Nature

Connection with the natural environment is beneficial for the body and can positively influence health. The natural environment can aid in the healing process and potentially prevent negative outcomes for hospitalized patients.