Drought and Your Health
Drought conditions can directly affect human health. Lower levels of water in lakes and
streams increase the concentration of pollutants and can lead to standing water. Dusty
conditions and an increased risk of wildfires can affect those with chronic respiratory
illness, and can also increase risk of infection. Droughts can also pose a risk to people
who get their water from a private well.
For more information on drought and health, see the following resources.
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June 25, 2013