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Links between Climate Change, Water Quantity and Quality, and Human Exposure to Water-Related Illness

Figure 6.2

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Institute of Marine Sciences
Alan Joyner

This figure appears in chapter 6 of the The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment report.

Precipitation and temperature changes affect fresh and marine water quantity and quality primarily through urban, rural, and agricultural runoff. This runoff in turn affects human exposure to water-related illnesses primarily through contamination of drinking water, recreational water, and fish and shellfish.

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This figure was created on October 30, 2014.

The spatial range for this figure is N/A° to N/A° latitude, and N/A° to N/A° longitude.

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