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February 6, 2020

An Action Plan for Environmentally Sustainable Cancer Care

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  • 1Department of Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA Oncol. Published online February 6, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2019.5364

The effects of climate change on human health are considerable and wide-ranging. Severe weather events, temperature and precipitation extremes, sea-level rise, and increased pollution directly manifest in higher rates of cancer, infectious diseases, cardiopulmonary disorders, and a variety of other illnesses.1,2 Indirectly, climate change can worsen population health by increasing rates of poverty and food insecurity while damaging infrastructure and economic stability.

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