New study highlights impact of environmental change on older people

http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/~3/3072Vp6ASso/130131084424.htm

Recent natural disasters illustrate vulnerability of older people: majority of deaths from the Great East Japan Earthquake (2011) and Hurricane Katrina (2005) occurred among older people. Researchers are calling for better awareness among policy makers and the public of the impact climate change and deteriorating environmental quality will have on an aging population.

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