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UGA research cited at AAAS climate change panel

Feb. 22, 2012



Research by Erin Lipp, assistant professor of environmental health science, and ecology Ph.D. student Jason Westrich was cited during the 2011 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science during a panel on climate change and potential increases in waterborne toxins and microbes harmful to human health.

Lipp and Westrich looked at how global desertification — and the resulting increase in atmospheric dust based on some climate change scenarios — could fuel the presence of harmful bacteria in the ocean and seafood.

Read the complete article: Climate Projections Show Human Health Impacts Possible Within 30 Years

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