NWT Climate Change and Health Research Published in BMJ

A Yellowknife-based health research collaboration between Dr. Courtney Howard, the Yellowknives Dene, the Ka'a'gee Tu First Nation, Ecology North, Craig Scott, and many others has been published in BMJ Open. 

SOS! Summer of Smoke: a retrospective cohort study examining the cardiorespiratory impacts of a severe and prolonged wildfire season in Canada’s high subarctic is a retrospective cohort study using hospital, clinic, pharmacy and environmental data from the Yellowknife region. The study looks at the use of healthcare services for cardiorespiratory issues over a summer of severe wildfire smoke in 2014, and found that Indigenous populations and children were disproportionately affected. 

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