This is the first time I’ve written on climate adaptation and health — in this case, what we’re learning about the effects of chemicals dislodged during disasters, and why they’re so hard to protect against.
Extreme weather and fires of recent years, similar to the flooding that has struck Louisiana and the Midwest, may be making Americans sick in ways researchers are only beginning to understand. By
Is climate change already making us sick? Research tracks health effects as disasters get worse.
Is climate change already making us sick? Research tracks health effects as disasters get worse.
"New research shows that the extreme weather and fires of recent years, similar to the flooding that has struck Louisiana and the Midwest, may be making Americans sick in ways researchers are only beginning to understand." via
The chemicals dislodged by natural disasters seem to have even longer-lasting health effects than previously thought. New from me
Is climate change already making us sick? Research tracks health effects as disasters get worse.
"TOXIC STEW'": #Flooding, torrential rains & #wildfires may be making Americans sick. By knocking chemicals loose from soil, homes, industrial sites, these #climate disasters are exposing people to physical ailments including respiratory disease & cancer.
The movement of toxic substances by storms and wildfires joins a long list of threats that climate change poses to Americans’ health.
Some of the most dangerous debris in storms isn’t the stuff you can see. It’s the toxic legacies in soil, buildings, water, and more that get released in floodwaters.
“We are sitting on a pile of toxic poison. Whenever we have these natural disasters, they are stirred. And through this stirring process, we get more exposure to these chemicals.” Spooky, from
‘Toxic Stew’ Stirred Up by Disasters Poses Long-Term Danger, New Findings Show An effective use of images showing climate impacts in various local settings and showing real people not staged imagery in this piece
‘Toxic Stew’ Stirred Up by Disasters Poses Long-Term Danger, New Findings Show
Effects of greenhouse gas pollution + generations of buried pollution = a hazard that few governments are thinking about or planning for. “We are sitting on a pile of toxic poison.”
When a story is slugged 'toxicsoup' you know it's going to be good. Also awful. The latest in environmentally worrisome news by
"It wasn’t just the soil showing elevated PCBs. It was the people, too."
It goes [email protected] to worse today: ‘Toxic Stew’ Stirred Up by Disasters Poses Long-Term Danger, New Findings Show