Energy insecurity: the hidden and addressable hardship

Entering December, EH Fellow Diana Hernández’s emerging research on energy insecurity and the  connection between household utilities’ affects on hardship and health becomes more pressing. “The physiological, behavioral, and psychological effects of what it’s like to struggle for sufficient household energy aren’t as well recognized by poverty researchers. ‘This expense and experience has largely been ignored, to the detriment of families dealing with this crisis every day’” – City Lab “Energy insecurity…

“Legionnaires’ deaths are just a symptom” EH Fellow Diana Hernández in the New York Daily News

“Water-cooling towers infected with the Legionella bacteria are not the fundamental cause of death among residents of the South Bronx. In the latest outbreak, the main culprits are the underlying health conditions that have made so many Bronxites more vulnerable to disease and death than other New Yorkers.” Read the full article HERE