Health Impacts of Citywide and Localized Power Outages in New York City
Dominianni, C., Lane, K., Johnson, S., et al. (2018). Health Impacts of Citywide and Localized Power Outages in New York City. Environmental Health Perspectives. 126(6):067003.
The authors identified power outages in New York City between 1999 and 2006 to understand how they affected respiratory and renal disease hospitalizations and all-cause mortality. They found associations between these outcomes and power outages for some events. The results emphasize the importance of resilient electricity grids for health, especially as climate change creates more extreme weather events and power outages may become more common.