Climate change threatens human health in many ways including extreme heat and weather-related illness and injury, increased spread of vector-borne infectious diseases, increases in respiratory illnesses associated with increased pollution and allergens in the air and drinking water contamination. Yet many health departmens lack the needed expertise and resources to keep their communities safe from these negative health impacts.
Take the time to tell your members of Congress and urge them to cosponsor the Climate Change Health Protection and Promotion Act to better equip the medical and public health communities adapt to and protect the public from the health impacts of climate change.
Cosponsor the Climate Change Health Protection and Promotion Act
Dear [Decision Maker],
As public a health advocate, I am writing to ask you to cosponsor the Climate Change Health Protection and Promotion Act which was introduced by Sen. Edward Markey and Rep. Matt Cartwright. The bill would help to protect the public from the negative health effects due to climate change.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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