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Global Agreement On Climate Change Important For Public Health, WHO Official Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Climate deal more important for your health than you realize — WHO “A new global agreement to combat climate change, due to be reached in December in Paris, is more important for everyone’s health than many people realize, a senior World Health Organization (WHO) official said on…

U.S. State Department Fact Sheet Outlines U.S. Commitment To Global Partnership For Sustainable Development Data

U.S. Department of State: Harnessing the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development: U.S. Government Commitments and Collaboration with the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data This U.S. State Department fact sheet outlines the U.S. commitment “toward increasing the availability and application of public data that span many parts of the 2030…

Report, U.N. Human Rights Experts Cite Dangers Of Pesticides, Other Toxic Chemicals To Human Health

Reuters: Human reproduction, health broadly damaged by toxic chemicals: report “…Among the poor health outcomes linked to pesticides, air pollutants, plastics, and other chemicals, according to the report from the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), an organization representing obstetrical and gynecological associations from 125 countries, are miscarriage and…

Dengue Outbreak In São Paulo Exacerbated By Drought

Wall Street Journal: Drought-Stricken São Paulo Battles Dengue Fever Outbreak “Inhabitants of this megacity [São Paulo, Brazil], suffering through the worst drought in decades, have unwittingly contributed to an outbreak of dengue fever by storing scarce water in open containers. The tropical mosquito-borne virus, which often results in high fever,…

Disaster Aftereffects Cause Similar Amount Of Life Years Lost As TB, U.N. Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Disasters have same human impact as tuberculosis: U.N. “Deaths, economic damage, and other negative impacts from disasters have caused losses equivalent to 42 million life years annually since 1980, a measure that is comparable to the burden of tuberculosis worldwide, the United Nations said…” (Rowling, 3/4).

Indoor Air Pollution Continues To Plague India, Other Nations

Inter Press Service: In India, an Indoor Health Crisis “…According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around three billion people cook and heat their homes using open fires and mud stoves burning biomass (wood, animal dung, and crop waste), as well as coal. … The WHO estimates that around 4.3…

Drought Blamed For New Malaria Cases In Southeast Brazil

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Malaria resurfaces in Rio as drought displaces mosquitoes “Malaria has resurfaced in Rio de Janeiro as a historic drought in Brazil’s southeastern region is driving mosquitoes in the Atlantic Forest to seek water in areas frequented by people, such as waterfalls. … Rio de Janeiro and most…

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