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Floods Health Hazards | Flooding
Heavy rains andِ flooding carry significant risks toِ people andِ their homes, butِ you mayِ not beِ aware ofِ some ofِ the biggest flood hazards, according toِ a newِ report.
The mostِ overlooked health risk isِ drowning whileِ attempting toِ drive throughِ a rising waters, saysِ the report released today byِ the Union ofِ Concerned Scientists.
Floodwaters mayِ containِ more thanِ 100 types ofِ disease-causing bacteria, viruses andِ parasites.
Pass it on: Significant health risks of floods may be overlooked.
This story wasِ providedِ byِ MyHealthNewsDaily , sister site toِ LiveScience.
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