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Extramural Paper of the Month: Tropical Cyclones Linked to Rise in U.S. Deaths

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Over the last three decades, tropical cyclones in the U.S. were associated with higher death rates in subsequent months, according to a study by the Columbia University SRP Center. The study included data on deaths in U.S. counties that experienced at least one tropical cyclone between 1988 and 2018.

According to the authors, study results contribute to better understanding of how cyclones may affect deaths, providing a foundation for improving resilience to climate-related disasters and climate change.

Read more in the NIEHS Environmental Factor Newsletter.

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