Date of Publication

Winter 1-23-2019


Carbon pricing was proposed to reduce carbon emissions which has been linked with negative health effects such as:

• Increased incidence of heat stroke

• Food poisoning

• Malnutrition via food shortages

• Vector-borne illnesses

• Asthma

• Allergies

Purpose: To understand factors that affect legislators’ carbon pricing voting, guiding future health educators and advocates.


Jill Jemison

UVM Larner College of Medicine

Raj Chawla

UVM Larner College of Medicine

Sally Kerschner

Vermont Public Health Association


Vermont Public Health Association


Environmental Health, Health Communication and Health Information Technology

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Legislator Beliefs, Perceptions, and Voting Influences regarding Carbon Pricing: Implications for Climate Change and Health Advocacy