Climate Change

Why extreme heat and air pollution is a deadly combination

Factory in Poland, contributing to air pollution.

High temperatures and air pollution combined pose large risks to human health. Image: Marek Piwnicki/Unsplash

Erika Garcia
Assistant Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences, University of Southern California
Md Mostafijur Rahman
Postdoctoral Scholar and Research Associate in Environmental Health, University of Southern California
Rob Scot McConnell
Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences, University of Southern California
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High heat and air pollution are even deadlier combined.
Excess risk of death in high temperatures and air pollution. Image: M. Rahman, et al., 2022


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