People Living With A Chronic Condition

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Many Vermonters manage chronic illness like asthma, cancer, diabetes, heart or lung disease every day. Find health, wellness and self-management information and guidance for people living with chronic illness.

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Climate change is expected to increase allergenic pollen in the air we breathe, increase mold growth in homes and businesses, and could increase air pollution from sources like wildfire smoke.

Changes in the climate can affect human health, including: effects from extreme heat, extreme weather events, tickborne and-mosquito-borne diseases, cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) blooms, and air quality.

Pests in and around our homes can be a nuisance. Pests include insects (e.g. cockroaches, bed bugs, wasps, and garden bugs), rodents (e.g. mice and rats), and weeds.

Increasing physical activity and access to healthy diet choices are important in reducing the impact of chronic disease.

Climate change will affect everyone, but certain people and certain places will be affected more than others.

Investigators both in the U.S. and abroad have shown relationships between short- and long-term exposure to air pollution and the increased risk of heart attack and other forms of heart disease.

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