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New Lab Matters: The role of public health laboratories on climate change

Lab Matters Fall/Winter 2021

On August 5, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued its Sixth Assessment Report, where it stated, “It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land.” Public health laboratories, particularly environmental health professionals, have been noticing the effects of climate change in their daily work for quite some time. As we discuss in our feature article, it may be up to public health laboratories to help clarify its effects for state and federal decision makers.

Also in this issue:

Climate Change and California Wildfires: A Look at Environmental Exposures

Utility Laboratories and Public Health

Building Shellfish Testing Capabilities to Keep Alaskans Safe

Supporting Antigen-Detecting Rapid Diagnostic Testing Evaluation in Kenya

The Benefits of a Comprehensive, Open Platform qPCR Kit to Detect CREs

Win-Win: APHL Launches Genomic Data Specialist Program

The Urgent Need for ETOR

Building Workforce and Knowledge Capacity Within Newborn Screening

Staying Ahead of Threats: The Role of Next Generation Sequencing Technology

Oregon Laboratory & Environmental Assessment Division: A Leader in Protecting Air and Water Quality

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