From heat stroke to more frequent outbreaks of infectious disease, climate change is expected to have a profound impact on human health. Heavier rainfall and flooding, for example, can wash more pathogens into water supplies – leading to illness. In addition, increased air pollution – already a concern in many urban areas – can exacerbate allergies and asthma.
Pediatrician Leonardo Trasande of the NYU School of Medicine says the smallest among us may face the largest risk.
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