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NJ Catalogs Health Troubles Expected from Climate Change

Study adds to work on climate effects, detailing changing weather’s impact on health

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT NEWS – Climate change is likely to worsen air quality in New Jersey, leading to more cardiovascular disease, respiratory illness and cancers, especially in vulnerable populations, according to a new report by the Murphy administration.

The 61-page report, an addendum to a 2020 state Department of Environmental Protection study found the impacts of a changing climate will have wide-ranging influences on the physical and mental health of residents, particularly people with chronic illnesses and those in low-income communities …