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What is Methane?

Methane is the second most abundant greenhouse gas after carbon dioxide. Though it breaks down faster, methane traps 80 times more heat than carbon dioxide, making it a major contributor to climate change. In fact, according to the UN Environment Program, methane has accounted for roughly 30% of climate change since pre-industrial times.

Methane Gas and Health Effects

Methane and Associated Emissions Cause Severe Health Effects.
Methane is associated with serious health effects through its contributions to climate change. Climate-related health impacts already being felt in the United States include death from heat stroke; damage to lung function; increased hospitalization for asthma aggravations, respiratory infections, bronchitis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); outbreaks of waterborne and diarrheal diseases; possible exposure to vector-borne conditions including Lyme, dengue fever, West Nile Virus, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever; food insecurity, and high levels of anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Climate health effects are felt most severely by vulnerable communities, including low-income, communities of color, immigrant groups, Indigenous people, children, pregnant people, older adults, vulnerable occupational groups, persons with disabilities, and persons with preexisting or chronic medical conditions.