‘Toxic Stew’ Stirred Up by Disasters Poses Long-Term Danger, New Findings Show

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August 11, 2019 - 10:54pm

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By knocking chemicals loose from soil, homes, industrial-waste sites or other sources, and spreading them into the air, water and ground, disasters— often intensified by climate change — appear to be exposing people to an array of physical ailments including respiratory disease and cancer.

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Christopher Flavelle, "‘Toxic Stew’ Stirred Up by Disasters Poses Long-Term Danger, New Findings Show", contributed by Jason Ludwig, Disaster STS Network, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 11 August 2019, accessed 18 May 2022. https://disaster-sts-network.org/content/‘toxic-stew’-stirred-disasters-poses-long-term-danger-new-findings-show