Climate Change May Cause Health Risks

The Environmental Protection Agency has released a report indicating that climate change will cause more disease and other health problems. The report warns that more floods, hurricanes, droughts and other extreme weather events will hit the nation by 2050 due to global warming. According to EPA, this will increase the risks of diseases such as salmonella and heatstroke. The reports goes on to say that many of the expected health effects are likely to fall disproportionately on the poor, the elderly, the disabled and the uninsured. Consequently, the agency calls for support of public health resources to combat climate effects.


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