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Five on Friday: Climate Change’s Affects on Health and Exploring Race and Farming in America

MCN Five on Friday


Crisp mornings, shorter days, and orange leaves on the orchard floors -- fall has arrived. Even has the harvest seasons slow down on many farms, we continue to work for the health needs of agricultural workers. Here are a few articles that crossed the desks of MCN staff members that we thought you might find useful, too.




Climate Change Harms Health Worldwide as Millions Swelter: Study


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Claire, Writer and Editor, sent a Reuters summary of The Lancet’s new report on climate change’s affects on health, which uncovered findings like an additional 125 million vulnerable people had been exposed to heat waves each year; labor productivity among farm workers fell by 5.3 percent due to heat; and mosquitoes are more easily spreading dengue fever.






A Farmer Like Me: Exploring Race and Farming in America


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Claire also enjoyed A Farmer Like Me: Exploring Race and Farming in America from Civil Eats.





Pruitt Bars Some Scientists From Advising E.P.A.


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Del, Director of International Projects, Research, and Development, shared the New York Times article, “Pruitt Bars Some Scientists From Advising EPA.” 





Webinar: Integrating Clinical and Community-Based Interventions to Address Opioid Overdoses


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Jillian, Director of Education and Communication, forwarded on this Opioid Use Management Webinar Series from the National Center for Primary Care.





These Beauty Pageant Contestants Gave Out Facts About Women's Rights As Their Measurements


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Jessica, Grant Writer, shared this article on how #NiUnaMenos reached Peru’s national beauty contest, with contestants providing gender-based violence facts as their “measurements.”



Have a safe and healthy weekend.


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