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Jenny Rothberg, Oct. 31, 2011

Interesting learnings from this U.S. Environmental Protection Agency resource - highlighting key environmental change factors and their impact on human health:

Throughout the world, the prevalence of some diseases and other threats to human health depend largely on local climate. Extreme temperatures can lead directly to loss of life, while climate-related disturbances in ecological systems, such as changes in the range of infective parasites, can indirectly impact the incidence of serious infectious diseases. In addition, warm temperatures can increase air and water pollution, which in turn harm human health. More here…

http://epa.gov/climatechange/effects/health.html
Jenny Rothberg
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