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Researchers have found that there is a close link between local climate and the occurrence or severity of some diseases and other threats to human health. It is estimated that climate change contributes to 150,000 deaths and 5 million illnesses each year, and the World Health Organization estimates that a quarter of the world's disease burden is due to the contamination of air, water, soil and food. Español,
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Date Of Record Release 2010-03-05 15:33:09
Description Researchers have found that there is a close link between local climate and the occurrence or severity of some diseases and other threats to human health. It is estimated that climate change contributes to 150,000 deaths and 5 million illnesses each year, and the World Health Organization estimates that a quarter of the world's disease burden is due to the contamination of air, water, soil and food. Español,
Chinese, Italiano
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Source The Climate Institute
Keyword Climate change, Air pollution, Diseases
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Date Of Record Creation 2010-03-05 15:23:09
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Date Last Modified 2010-04-26 17:04:45
Language English, Chinese, Italian
Date Record Checked: 2010-03-05 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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