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Disaster Information Management Research Center: Droughts and Health   [open html - 20KB]

This webpage is focused primarily on human health effects of drought conditions as experienced in the United States. Health effects in the United States have may include: "1) Changes to water quality, especially private wells, with potential for increased waterborne disease 2) Changes to air quality, increased dust, particulates with potential for increased respiratory distress 3) Poorer personal hygiene due to decreased water availability 4) Food crop or food processing contamination from use of recycled water 5) Increased suicide rate (higher than national average) among farm families affected by drought 6) related economic concerns This page is compiled by the Disaster Information Management Research Center of the National Library of Medicine."

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Listed on August 22, 2012 [Critical Releases]