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Hurricane Harvey's record-setting floodwaters were packed with pollution and disease

Researchers at Rice University in Houston studied the health threats of flooding from storms like Harvey. “Exposure to microbial and chemical contaminants in floodwaters is a problem with all floods, particularly when homes are flooded for extended periods of time, as was the case with Harvey, and people are going back into their homes when they remain flooded with stagnant water,” said Lauren Stadler, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Rice University.  Read more...



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