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acid precipitation

Overview page. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation — Public Health and Epidemiology.

(mist, fog, rain) Syn: acid deposition. Atmospheric acid aerosols are removed by wet deposition (rain, snow, mist, fog) or dry deposition of particles on vegetation. This is harmful to...

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kissing bug

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Ecology and Conservation.

A name given to several American genera of Reduviidae which feed on the blood of mammals and birds. Some species live in and around human dwellings, where they can transmit the blood...

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The Oceans and Human Health

Lora Fleming, Michael Depledge, Niall McDonough, Mathew White, Sabine Pahl, Melanie Austen, Anders Goksoyr, Helena Solo-Gabriele and John Stegeman.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Biomes and Habitats; Public Health. 7751 words.

The interdisciplinary study of oceans and human health is an area of increasing global importance. There is a growing body of evidence that the health of the oceans and that of humans are...

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