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Airborne dust threatens human health in Southwest
Description: Researchers have found that in the coming decades, increased dust emissions from severe and prolonged droughts in the American Southwest could result in significant increases in hospital admissions and premature deaths. The results indicate that future droughts driven by climate change could pose a potentially substantial public health burden in the U.S. Southwest. This is a climate penalty that is not yet widely recognized. [Source: Harvard University]
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Source: Harvard University
Publish Date: 4/24/2018
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