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Floods, droughts and poor water quality fuelled by climate change pose growing health risk

The EEA report recommends that countries health systems should be better prepared to deal with the impacts of floods, water scarcity and water quality issues © Alle Rechte vorbehalten/dpa via AP
The EEA report recommends that countries health systems should be better prepared to deal with the impacts of floods, water scarcity and water quality issues © Alle Rechte vorbehalten/dpa via AP

The European Environment Agency says ‘fast and systemic action’ is required to reduce negative health impacts

Increased flooding, droughts and poor water quality in Europe are leading to deaths, injuries, outbreaks of infectious diseases and mental health problems, concludes a report from the European Environment Agency. 

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