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Impact of drought on human health

  • Maurizio Bifulco
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    Corresponding author at: Department of Molecular Medicine and Medical Biotechnology, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy.
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    Department of Molecular Medicine and Medical Biotechnology, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy

    Department of Medicine, Surgery and Dentistry ‘Scuola Medica Salernitana’, University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy
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  • Roberta Ranieri
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    Department of Medicine, Surgery and Dentistry ‘Scuola Medica Salernitana’, University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy
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Published:August 11, 2017DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2017.08.009
      Over the last few summers in Europe, increasingly hot and dry, we are experiencing a new great problem, the drought, associated with mugginess and insufficient winter and spring rainfall that do not allow the restoration of water reserves. Forecasts for the future are certainly not encouraging at the global level. It is in fact estimated that about half of the world population by 2025 will live in conditions of water scarcity, whose quality is definitely lowering in different parts of the world.

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