Storms like hurricanes can cause toxic indoor environments to develop from microbial growth, leading to many potential chronic health issues from exposure.
Thanks to climate change, the world is set to experience more unprecedented weather events in the coming years. (And you don't need to look beyond Hurricane Ian to see that they are already causing major damage.) According to the IPCC's 2021 report, every region globally faces changes like intense rainfall, high levels of flooding, sea level rise, and more. In its working 2022 report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states, "Approximately 3.3 to 3.6 billion people live in contexts that are highly vulnerable to climate change."
There's a lot to consider about how we as a species will weather climate change. However, there's one topic that rarely gets brought to the table when it comes to this worldwide crisis: indoor environmental health.
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