Posts Tagged "hurricane"

Health risks from Hurricane Sandy

Posted on Oct 30, 2012 in Environment, Medical Rewind

  The United States experiences hurricanes nearly every year and the public has a general knowledge of the risks. There are a number of health risks that people forget about in every storm and those risks cause unnecessary deaths, injuries, and illnesses. The approach of Hurricane Sandy and its predicted impact on over fifty million Americans means that now is the time for a reminder of a hurricane’s risks to health. Many people believe that high winds are the greatest risk from a hurricane. That is not true. Winds and tornadoes produced by a hurricane are a threat but the...

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