Menstuff® has compiled information and books on the issue of
weather and your health.
How weather affects your
How weather affects your health
Air Quality index: EPA forecasts the level of ozone pollution in your area and its potential affects on your health
Energy index: Observations and forecasts of heating and cooling demand
Heat and humidity index: Table helps you find the apparent temperature, while text reveals the dangers of heat and humidity
Pollen reports: Allergy updates for U.S. cities
Sunburn index: Ultraviolet (UV) forecasts for U.S. cities, plus details about atmospheric ozone.
Understanding hot weather: Index of information on heat wave danger.
Wind chill: How cold the wind makes you feel
Seasonal affective disorder. This is a type of depression that tends to occur as the days grow shorter in the fall and winter.
Climate change and human health
The U.S. National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C., says: "Climate change is likely to have wideranging and mostly adverse impacts on human health, with significant loss of life. These impacts would arise by both direct and indirect pathways and it is likely that the indirect impacts would, in the longer term, predominate."
Direct health effects: Increases in (predominantly cardiorespiratory) mortality and illness due to an anticipated increase in the intensity and duration of heat waves and in the increase in extreme weather events. Indirect health effects: Increases in the potential transmission of airborne infectious diseases (e.g., malaria, dengue, yellow fever and some viral encephalitis) resulting from extensions of the geographical range and season for organisms.
National Climatic Data Center Web sites
Climate Change and Human Health page
Climate and Weather Extremes page
'Ask Jack' responses
Frequently asked questions: Air pollution, acid rain
Online health news
USA Today's online health section takes care of your health news needs with reports from across the USA and around the world. Links take you to Hotlines and there's a place where you can "Ask the experts" about your health concerns. www.usatoday.com/weather/health/whealth.htm