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September 22, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Impacts of Heat on Health in Early Life

Climate change has significant implications for human health, particularly through the exacerbation of extreme heat events.

This panel brings together health experts to discuss the alarming consequences of rising temperatures on human health, with a specific focus on the vulnerability of fetuses and newborns. The speakers aim to raise awareness about the significant health risks associated with heatwaves, including effects on adverse birth outcomes. We will emphasize the urgency of collective action, including climate change mitigation efforts and robust public health policies, to combat the escalating threats posed by rising temperatures.



Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia physicians, Sharon McGrath-Morrow, MBA, MD and Timothy D. Nelin, MD. This panel will be moderated by Marilyn Howarth, FACOEM, the Director of the Community Engagement Core at the Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology and the Deputy Director of the Philadelphia Regional Center for Children’s Environmental Health.


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