The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Assistant Dean and EPA Adviser Speaks Out About Climate Change and Children's Health

Oct 17, 2018

Dr. Maeve Howett, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Nursing Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Nursing, is speaking out about climate change and children's health. Howett is a member of an advisory board to the United States Environmental Protection Agency. She met with other advisers in Washington D.C. in mid-October to discuss the issue after the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report on climate change earlier in the week. 

Howett said, "When you see this aggregate of greenhouse gases and current storms, all of that impacts children's health, the suggestion of just retaining standards is really inadequate when you are talking about children's health protection."

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