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Climate Change and Health Issues by City-Tech Blogger Christopher Barros

Mosquitos are a big threat since they have been linked to many diseases as well as deaths. If you compare lions, and shark attacks to mosquitos neither of them can match the amount of deaths caused by these insects. Climate change enhances the environment for these arthropods and increases the chances for health related issues to humans as well as the increase chances of heat exhaustion and even to skin cancer due to the potency of the ultraviolet rays.The increase in temperature will have ripple effects like floods, these floods on top of hotter climates will provide the perfect breeding habitat for mosquitoes who carry diseases like the zika virus, malaria, dengue, yellow fever and many more. Places which have not been affected by such aspects will eventually become prone to floods or any other causant and will not be prepared to face the health threats those climate change related aspects will bring along side them. Floods can also affect the seward canals and mix the toxic waste with the overflow of water, meaning that if individuals come into contact with this water sickness will take effect and can make humans ill. If the circumstances have not yet been handled then medical attention will be hard to seek in a flood and without it more medical issues and life threatening conditions can occur.


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