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This article draws attention to the unique challenges climate change presents to the disabled community. Certain issues impact the disabled harder and certain solutions are harder to manage for the disabled community as well
Environmental pollution can cause adverse health effects and disabilities.Human health is dependent upon environmental health. Air pollution is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality globally, and climate change has been identified as the single greatest public health threat of the 21st century. As a large, resource-intensive sector of the Canadian economy, healthcare itself contributes to pollutant emissions, both directly from facility and vehicle emissions and indirectly through the purchase of emissions-intensive goods and services. Together these are termed life cycle emissions. Here, we estimate the extent of healthcare-associated life cycle emissions as well as the public health damages they cause.
Environmental pollution can often cause higher rates of disability for populations and then the newly disabled population is often left to deal with it without help and support. There are also many complexities to the environmental movement for disabled people that I felt needed to be present in this guide.