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The growing concern over weather-related power outages and community health, which raises concerns on both intensifying climate change and an aging American power grid infrastructure, is highlighted in a recent study published in Nature Communications.a county-level map from the study displaying data on power outages lasting more than eight hours. Counties in white shading lacked credible data. University of Washington, credited.The study was started and co-authored by Dr. Joan Casey, who is an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Services at the University of Washington but began the study while a professor in Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

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